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Adams, Johu, Letter. 1798 116 

Allan, Col. John, Address, 1779 203 

Allan, Col. John's Day Book - s9 

Bangor, Parole of Inhabitants 177 

Bangor Grave-yards S3 

Bangor Deaths 37, SO, 200 

Bangor, First Printer 235 

Bangor, Jour;j:il of a Journey to Calais. 55. 

Black, John, Aiemoir and Faniilv 63 

Brimmer, George B., and Family 73 

Bingham, ^MHium , , 79 

Bruns^vick, Intentions of Marriage. 1740-1764. ,.. 92 

Bristol, Grave-yard Inscriptions 91 

Bangor .' 19 1 . 192. 198, 10 

Blae Hill. Male luhabiiants, 1777 199 

Belfast Marriages ] 79 

Ba>ley Family in TYoohvich, 1774 137 

Bncksport and OrlaniK Male Inhabitants, 1777... - , 202 

Cranberry Islands , 2-2 

Cobb, General David, Memoir 1, 32. 73 

Chadwick, Joseph, .journey to Quebec, 17G-4 141 

-^ Y Clewley, Isaac, of Fort Povvnal 148 

Campbells , i 0. 103 

Columbia Marriages in 1796-1806 .117 

Comstock Family 125 

Candage Family' 129 

Cromv-'ell, Grant of Acadia l<jl 

Clam Shell l)eposits, S. Thomaston . .220 

Corrections 244 

Cape Ann Loyalists, Grant in New Brunswick, 17b4 • • 209 

Eddy, Col. 41 

Ellsworth, First Church, in 99 

Eastport, History, Xotice of 120 

Forbes, Cant. William, of Bangor 20 

French, Zadock, of Bans'or. and Farailv ". 20S 

.-. ,- Fisher. Rev. Jom-than, of Blue Hiii..." 221.' 

Garland, Fir.-.t Settlement ot 13 

Greenleaf, Closes, of Williamsburg :5 

Georgetown Militia Company, 1757 • IMs 

Haynes, David W., of Kdinburg, and Family 21 

Holland Park, 3Ionument 32 

Holmes, James Stewart 33 

Hancock Couuty Direct Tax, 1815 14 

Hancock County Estates, 1790-94 65 

Hampden Deaths 96 

Harlow, Nath'l, of Bangor, and Family 98 

Harlow, Bradford, ot Bang-.r 99 

Houlton, In^oi lotions from Gravestones 109 

Hampden, First Consrtsational Church, I8t7 113 

Hichboni, Robert, Jr. , of Bangor 223 

Hancock Countv Deeds 72 

Hersey Zadock, of Dennvsville IfjO 

Holmes, Oliver Wer.dt 11 , Letter from 243 

Ingalls Family, of Suiiivan, 3Ie 149 

Indians Pay Roil in Detente of Machias, 1777 I(i6 

Isle-sborough Deaths , , 205 

Jones Stephen, Vi-it. d by Gen. Putnam, 1784 ...104 

Jones, Stephen, of ^taehias 55 

Jordan, Col. Meleti:ili, of flllsworth o6, 71 

Joy, Benjamin, uf ElNworth, and Familv 74 

Kelley, Alfred L. and Webster ". * 230 

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Content s. m 


Lincolnville, First White (Jhikl GO 

Lincoln County, Certiiicate vi Marriage, 1766 123 

Lincoln County Records of Marriaire 140, 159 

Lincoln County First Kecords, 1762' 159 

Mudge, Rev. Enoch of Orrin;2:lon.. . - ..,. is 

Mansell Faniily • , u Family 35 

Machias Enltstments. 1777 7S 

Me.-.ser, Srcplien and Fainiiy 1G2 

Machias, E»st, Inscriptions' 1913 

Machias. First Records of Deeds 163 

Moose Bt'cca Reach Island. 1773 210 

>Tickerson, Thomas. Jr., and Family ...158 

Isortb Miiford Deaths ...100 

Orrington Petition against Division, 1812 , .101 

Orrington. Petition of Inbahitauts, 1S12. S7 

Orrington, Intentions of 3Iarriage, Early, 17S5 88 

Orrington, Earlv Settlors 211, 236 

Orono, Pt- tllion from, 1S04: 157 

Peabudy, Judire, Letter to Andrew Peters, l'i36 • - -7<i 

Patten, Matthew, of Surry, Deed, 1774 , .ij 

Penobscnt River, Heads of Families, 1776 126 

Penobscot River, Petition from, 1777 12 

Penobscot County Lawyers, Early , ,,....., 24 

Powuaiborouirh Records, lutt-ntions of Marriage 2'! 

Penobscot Indians. Census of 1^37...* ^. 112 

J'euobscot County, Petition to General Court, 1789.. 139 

Presidential Electors in Maine District 127 

Pratt, Dr. John F ....220 

Pre-bi>torlc, M aine .243 

Revoluriopau-y Otlicers Wei^lit 17 

Revolurionary Soldiers to tiie Ea.-tward li9 

Rice, Thomas, of ^Yisca- set and Family 165 

Snow, Israel, of Bangor " .... 19 

Samoset, Lord of Monhegan ■ 81 

Sprague Family, of Islesborough 90 

Taylor, Abner,' ol Bangor, and Family Iti 

Tibbetts, William, of Bangor, arid Family, 1779 ... = .... 21 

Treat, Joshua and Family '. .....169, 200 

Union River Petition, 1784 ....234 

Union River 207 

Urquhart. Rev. John, of Ellsworth and St. Georse 77 

War of 1S12 : .243 

Wentvvorrh Famiiv. of Orrina-fon 240 

Weymouth, Capt. George , 16"5 201 

Webster, Andrew, and Famiiv , 121 

Washington Countv Representatives, 1820-1851 105 

Williams, Shubael, of I^lesliorough, 1772 114 

Wiscasset, First fleeting House 94 

Washington County Senators, 1820-1852 16 






Abbot, 159. 2-S 

Aborn, iSS 

Adams, 37, 96, 105, 116, 117, 209 
26, 29 

15S, 1S4 
36, 44, 7S, Sq, idS, 203 

117, iiS, 119, iSi, 1S7 





iVlien, 94, 





. ■•'■ Arey, 



:,. Atwood, 
2 16, 21S. 




179, 1S4, 205, 2.36 

92,95, iSo, iSS 

95. "9. 167 



17, 21S 


29. 31 


37. S9, 92. 9''^ 


74, 92, 94, 95 


Averill, 26, 27, 2S, 29, 30, 119.124, 

Ay!r; 17S 

Ayers, 29, 140 


13S. 130 


27, 28, 54, 159 



13S 211 


. J57. 177. 17s, 191 

S, 30-, ^63, 177, 17S 

26, 27, 95 

214, 2 



17. 37 



w' Baker, 31 










Batchelder, 174, 1S3, 



. Barnes, 
'' Barbour 


Bartlett, 13, 2S, 29, 31, 37 
1S4, 212, 214. 

Barker, 30, 3S, SS, 



He A, ii-:. 




. Bennet, 



Berry, 38, 60, 02, 119 









216, 2jt4 
, 95, ICO 


31, 2C6 

177, 196 

iSo, 1S4 

1S4, 209 



211, 2.1-1 

30, 92 



177, 209 

177, i?o 

o ^ 

'SS, 243 


163, 167 

176, iSs, 1S6 

1 86, 


I -Black, 
' Blaifden, 

S, 13, 


79. 1S5 
^59, 21^ 

j Blascowitz 




1 Bonuey, 




I Bolton, 
^ Bowden, " 
I Boyd, 37, 
I Boynton, : 
I Brainard, 
j Bras cow, 
■ Brackctt, 













Brown, 27, 29, 34, 92, lOO 
163, iSo, 19^3, 290I 213. 




Buck, 140, I- 

2i;s, 219. 















Bussell, 9,13,89,95 










Carter, 1 





13, 26, 2Q, iS.:) 



ItiO, 2 CO 
26, 78, 117, 120, iSo 

213. 216, 2IS 
1, 17, 32,56, 73,07 

2i, .;o, 12S 

3^, 92, 03, 95, 

20, 35. '39. 

9. 13. IC9, 


Chase, 29, 93, iiS, 





Chandler, 25, ^S, lo', 

Chiids, ^'^ ' ^' 




Clark, 27, 30, So, 91,. 94, 

170, I So, 1S2, 20Q. 
Clapp, - 54, 

'v:!.!-'-' 21? j Cleaves, 
1S5, iSolClewlev. 
6 1 Clifford, 
, 109, i77JClou2:h, 
213. 215 I Cochran, 
37, 12.; 'Cook, 

37 1 Coo gins, 
20 Cockle, 
,2t8, 237}Cole, 

37 Cooper, 
190 1 Coombs, 

73. 7'1 '-'otton, 
38,140, ICottrei, 
j Cor: nor, 
2S, 29, 37. JigjCoiov, 
95 j Collar, 
1S2, 202, 216, iCoiaer, 

j Converse, 
117, iiSiColson, 171, 

32, 31 [Collins, 13, 54, 

105, iS3iCouillard, 72, 

177, 1 So Cox, 

201 'Cornish, 

Crane, 105, i2i, 


Cressy, 37, 

28, 31, 88, 94 Cromwel!, 
217, .^41 Crowell, 

iSi i Cross, 
129, 199 j Crowley, 

93 Crosbv, 13, 109, 172, r 

38 iS3,\$S, 192,214, 19c 
logjCuimingham, 27, 94, 

iiS, 185, 1921 iS>, 1S7. 

iSi. 1S3, !94j Curtis, 95, 96, 165, 182, 

'77. iSS, i93|Cushing, zS. 3S, 159, 


1S4 1 Cutter, 
31 j Cutting, 

H2, 195 

I So, 190 

^59, 19^ 

28, 30, 



T56, 1S6 


3?. 20S 



171. 17S, 


105 : 

'", 157 

177. 191 

139. 205 


184, t^X) 


157. 216 

27, 2S 

171. 139 



37, 1C9 


27. 3S, 163 


27, 216 

27. 3S, -'Ss 



I>7, 31^ 

Campbell, 13, 38, 54, 58, 69,88,90, 

95, 103, 127, 167- iSi, 185. [Dana, 

Cavenaugh, 9^! Danffirth, 

Carroll, " 139 j Darling, 

Cary, 109, 199 Davis, 31, 


26, iS, 


'23- 177. 



234, 1S7, 1S6, 1S3. 

Day, 131, 13S, 130, 199 

Dean, 26, 89,96, irvS, 211, 21S, 2.;o 

De Costa, 





26, 27, 29 


30, 121 




13. 177. 192 




119, 159 
















213, 219, 237 





Dodge, 2S, Qc, I 


199, 205, 2rxS, 





177, 317, 244 




96, 113 



Downes, 7S, 



140,159, 2lS. 

219, 244. 

no, iSo 




lS2, 2IS 


'38, 177 


92, ti7, 118 

Dudley, 30, 96, i 


113, 123, 126, 









30, 186, iS.^ 



Dunning-, 13 

38, S9. 

92, 93, 94, 95 



. 72, 177. 178 






I Ob 

Dyer, ' 60 



117, 188, 1S9 


1S5, 211,236 


13, 140 





~ : ,41, 223 


38, 235 




1 87 







186,219, 2t6 






1 85,' 1 88, 1S9 


95. 164 





Emerson, 30 



,125, 177, iqi 

£mcry, 96, 119, 


149. 180, 1S6, 









51, 10:; 



























i^ Forbes, 

{ Foster, 
I Fossett, 
f Fowler, 

I Freese, 

I F rancis, 
I Freeman. 
j Frotliinghain, 
' F^rost, 







Gammons, , ' 







Genn, Ginn, 
\ George, 
j Gerrish, 
I Getchel, 
i Gibbs, 
i Giles, 

! Gilkey, 
I Gilchrist, 
! Gilman, 3> 

i Given, 
I Glazier, 
! Giidden, 
! Gleason, 
j Glass 
I Goodale, 
1 Gooseboom, 
j Gordon, 

I Gouch, 
' Godfrey, 
i Gould,' 
I Goldt' wait, 
I Goudy, 
I Gove, 

I Goodwin, 26, 
i 21S. _ 
I Goodrich, 
j Gooding, 
I Golding, 

: Gross, 
j Gooden, 
, Grady, 
: Gray; 26, 2S, 
\ Grant, 
! Gree!y, 
! Greenwood, 
: Greenleaf, 
I Gregory, 
I Grinnefl, 
I Griffin, 
j Griffis, 

92, 131, 139,219, 
177. 1S3. 

113. 2 




1 78, 







19, 140, 




Hall, 30, 92, 93 


59 Wale, 

29 1 Hamilton. 
193 IHrtrmr.ond, 
192 j Hammatt, 
196; Hanscom, 
io6| Hanson, 

95 [Haskell, 
237 Haiaes^ 

30 1 Hathaway, 
157 Ilarriman, 
177 Harding, 13, 39 

38 217, 2n. 
1S3 Hathorn, n, 39, 
20S Ilarnden, 
1 88 1 Harlow, 98 

1S8 1 Harmon, ... - 

95 1 Harris, 

?9 Hart. 

94 n7, nS, J97, 



65, iiS, 

n, 166, 177, 

163, '.65, 

89. 97. iS3, 




39. 99- ^39 



100, 178, 193, 

99^ 177. 1S7, 


98, 9<;. 





n9, 159, 179, 
'3. 177. 217, 

126, I S3, 

92, 94. 95. 




157. 181, 

13. 38 


166, 199, 21S, 

39, no, 177, 

13, 26, 27, '38 
29, yu 94. 171, 

29,30,94, n7, 

13, 28, 96, 139, 






3SJ 1 1 as lam, 
2".Si Hatton, 
237 'Hatch, 3. 

100 1 Haycock, 
I iglHa^-es, 
122 He.ll, 

153 Hedge, 
23 Herrick, 

206 Hersey, 
1S7J Henry, 

91 Hersom, 
159 'Hereford, 

27 j Herbert, 

154 Hemmenway, 
39 He>•^vood, 

241 Hewes, 39, 2:7 

107 Hilton, 26,' 2.^ ;6 •— - ?/ 

iS3JHill,39, 60, SS, I 
, 961 216. 
197 j Hitchcock, 

14S Hiscock, IX) 

271 Hinckley, 81, 93, 95, n7, 239,200, ^^■ 

r7i! 217. 


iSi jHodges, 
105 I Hodge, 
180 Holden, 
171! Hood, 
13 1 Hook, 
iSglHollis, 177 

187; Holt, 177, 1S6, 199 

Houlton, no., ni 


Holland, 32 

Holbrook, 3c, 3 

Holmes, 26, 33, 


Hopkins, 12, 6q 
174, 2n, 259 

91, 123, 

181. iS-„ 1S4. 

94. 97. 
29, lO*'^, 

26, 2, 
105, 163, 164, 

191. i95. 
12, 95, 













1 88 





2<5, 54 





, 39, 104, 1S2, 
[, 39,95, 1S2, 
nS, 164, iSo, 

?. 7'. 73. 93.. 







Ho-'-vflrd, 3Q, 72, SS 

94, 140, 159. 



( Mills, 


iiy, iSo 

177, 17S, 1S6, 192. 


1S2 IMiiliken, 


167, iSS 



Law ton, 







116, 193 



3, 39- 

no, iS2 






25, 95 

. 17S, 

I So, 1S4 








156, iSS, 21S 










- 94 


66, 167 

Lei and. 












94, 177, Toq 


24, 39 

Moore, 23 

27, 2S, 30, 73, 

74- '^^. 












1S6, I So 


26, 31 






27, 2S 




17S, 193 


25. 95 




J 19, 


1S3, iSo 


179, iS<-) 




174. 237 








^', 2i4 




^ 207 


iS, 237 












29- y 


no, 117, IiS 




2S, 197 




I So 



S9. 23 1 



Look. ' 

n7, nS 





> 7f, 173 






163, 210 







iiS, 197 

^ ackson, 

26, 39. 1S5 


2S, 39 


179, 234 



, amcs, 

170, iSo 





\ ameson, 

1 78 



39, 193 



^ ar^'is, S, 64, 6S, 7(, 167, 177 


39, ^2>9 



' ewel, 


Low, ■ 

26, ii9 



130, 104 

' enkins, 



7S, 159 


, S9. '5S, 


c>S, 21S, 

jeliison, 2 
\ ones, 27, 29, 39, 51 

6, 67. 100. 234 



■ 219. 



22, n7 

104, 140, iSo, 160. 


40. 234 



, S3, 205 

Johnson, 2S, 29, 30, 

no, 1S5. 1S9, 


187, iSS 






, 94. 

15S, 17S 


53, '93 

_ ohnston, 

S3, S9 

■Mansell, 9, 

10, 39 


199, 17S 



" ordan, 27, 66, 72, 

9-1. 117. 140. 



N orris, 






40, '57 








I 07, 200 

Joy, 73. 74. 77. 7S, 

iiS, 13S, 159, 







94. iSi 


1 iS 




157, 244 


4". 157 


13. SS, 193 








105, n9 




1S5, iIt 




13s. 139 




117, iiS 






39, no, 151 


8c), 1S3 



Kelly, 26, 117. iiS, 

n9, 17S, 2CO, 



140, 165 

21S, 230. 






iSS, 197 


182, 1S5 



no, i<x\ 








17. 177 


13S, 139 


05, 'S. 



McDonald, 93 

nS, K)7, 

So, 1S6, 




1S2, 1S9 





26, 31 






2.% 166 




7% .'95 

Kidder, ' 

31, 1S2 



1 78, 19J 



Kilby, 105 

, 120, 147, 244 









, 95, I'Si 


139. '99 





13S, 1S2 




54, 177 




iiS, 157 





1S2, 1S5 


n 1 


1S6, 1S7 




i^S. 162 




29, 60, /77 


^ ■ 1S2 









'75, '7^ 





'57' '7^ 


10, 40 

I 10. 


Ladd. 1S2 

, 183, 1S9, 206 



Parker, 40 

oS. 117. 


3 2, ^53. 


27, 29,31,17s 



13S, 139, 

163, 164, 


7-: '7'^. 





jS7, I9<}. 

200, 206, 

207, 2 


Lancaster, 2^, SS, 

89, 140, 157, 


92, 94 


29. r7S 

170, 1S2. 184, 1%. 


29 Parrit, 





2b i Paul, 



97. 21S 


no i Pa.tei, 





29, 17^^ Patten, n, 

iS' 40, 65, 77 


T.arrabee, 92, 93, 94,95, 119, 164 


162 95,97, ni, S59, 17 

7, 217 


27. 180 




159, '63, 


'S<, 'S3, 



Peirce, S3, no, 171, iSi 

IQ7. 215. 233. 237- 

Pcrham, 1 

Phil brick, 
Preble, 2S, 
149, 179. 
P itnam,56, 104 



4'^ 95. 

90, 1S3, 1S4, 
65,67, 71 

tS3. 'S9; 

, SS, 17S 
«77. 237 

205, 2CO 
r 76, IfK) 


1S2, IS7 
26, 27 



93. " 

40, SS 

105, 1S4 



23, 97, 1S3 


2S, 54. 157. 



1S4, 243 






[So, 1S4 



Randall, 40, 95, 




Reed, 92, 93, 97, 100, 184, 




140, 175, 
93. 13S. 

40, 54 


Ride . 

Rich, 22, 40 
Rines, 26,' 27, 29, 

Richards, 27, 32. 40, 57,61, 





Ro-ers, 12, 95, 97, 138, 130 


175, 178, 214, 

40, 1 87 
26, 2S, 40, 94, 



Rowe, ' 
















I Scammon, 

I Scribner, 

I Scott, 

i Seekins, 

j Sevev,>^ 

i Sevvdll, 

I Severance, 

I SherbuDie, 

! Sherman, 

i Shepard, 

; Shaw, 

I Shorev, 
S bible's, 

! Shute, 

I Shurt, 


i Simpson, 

j Simmons, 

I Sinclair, 

' Sknfleld, 
Smith, 21, 2 





Snow, 19 
19S, 214, 21 







S printer, 







j Staples, 
j Stanley, 
; Starrett, 
I Starbird, 
i Stcrarns, 
I Steward, 
I Steel, 
j Stewart, 
I Stephenson, 
j Stevenson, 


54. SS, 

61, 92, 1S3, 185, 244 
131, 200, 201 
- 138, I S6 
S8, 192 

27, 28 



177. 'S7 


177 . 
72 t 
116 i 
So, 177, 236 
1 17, 119, 140 
30, 177, loS 

3^ rP5 

1 87 

26, 29, 05, 159. 198 

'23,97, 159 

89, 212, 217 













Swett, So, 88, 07, 1 89 

23S, 244. 

30, 78, 113, 149 



97. 241 

28, 105 


13, (X) 

96, 160 

1 79 



27, 29, 116 

6, 2 

I. 119, 
82, 234 



95. 244 

72, So, 9S 



'3. 175. 1^9 



93. 198 


177, 118, 165 


177. 23S 

30, 1 82. 1 87 



92, 95. 192 


29, 31, 51, 72, 92, 
123, 165, 177, 17S, 

339- .^ 




89, 94, 95, 97, 158, 


94. 95 

9, So, 157, 1 78 

92, 105 

III, iSi 

90. 205, 206 

26, 28 I 
22 I 

138. 139 I 
91,93, 22,93,94 

'75. 179. 155 


So, 112 

93. 94 

58, nS, 227 


iSo, 1S3, 186, i<9 

80. 167 

28, 171 










105, 19S 
92, iiS 

16, 28, 2C9 

78, So 
99, no, iiS 
' !S8, 

Thomas, 72, So. 93, (J4, 20S, 

Thorabs, S9 

TJiompson, 29,30, S9, 92, o", 117, 

iSo, i£6. 









1S3, 235 




117. ''9 













J 40, 157 


1 85 

Treat, 13, 12 

3. 169- 


!93, 2'JO 



'77. ^86 
























105, 182 


30, 31 


115, 198 









Ur:n or Uran 














212, 241 



200, 23S 

Vinal, ' 





158, 160 


180, 185 



WalHs, 2S, 
















1/7' 195- 
W hi taker, 


So, 9S, 117, 13S, iSo 

Wheeler, 13, So, 


20, .80' 

Wheelden, 89, 215, 


2S, 180 




White, 3irg3> 94. 95. 112, 


I So 

157, 179, I So 


Whitney, 93,94, 105, 117 nS, 


186, 2o=^, 

179, 1S7. 









112, 167, 177, 1S4 



n8, iSo 



112, 124 

Whittier, i8o, 





So, 92 


80, 122, 140, 157, 









Wilde, 6 

. 5+ ! 

iSi, 1S8, 19S 

Wilson, 29,92,93,94, 117, 



1S2, 190. 






Wilder, So, 


124, 177' 

W'il'iams, 30, 31, 93.114, 13S, 

^77 1 

212, 240 

Willianuson, 27,57," "2, 171, 

77' ! 


192, 242. 



Winslow, 30, So, 93, 157, 1S5, 


93. 94. IG4, 105 


153 i 

Win gate, 
Wood, 54, 

Wood worth 
Wo r then, 

63, So, 18; 
30,80,92, I 

94. 124, 














I, 94 












Yates, nS, 212 

York, iS.^ 

Young, 26, 28, 31, So, 92, 94, 119, 
163, 164, iSo, 243. 





j^ 3^d:ox<ii:KCX.-'^ 

f VOL. IV. BANGOR, ME., JULYr-AUGUST. 1888. NOS. I & 2. 





For more than a quarter of a century from 1796, General Cobb 
was the most cons})icuous, eminent and iniluential citizen of 
]Maine. During that time no other man in this State held so 
many and such important otrieial positions, no other maan was 
more honored, respected and beloved. He '.vas the as.>ociate and 
intimate contidential friend of Washington, Nathaniel Greene, 
Benjamin Lincoln, llenry Knox, Henry Jackson, Lafayette and 
Alexander Hamilton. In his civil and business life, ^Maine claims 
him as one of her greatest citizens, and his character and his 
services to this State should be held in rememberance, and not be 

Massachusetts perhaps unconsciously, has endeavored to absorb 
his history as her inheritance. To this I interpose my most 
serious objection. In a hislory of Taunton published in 1853, by 
Rev. Samuel H. Emery, d. d., there is a biography of General 
Cobb with a portrait. The distinguished Lawyer, Hon. William 
Sullivan, of Boston, printed a volume in 1834, entitled, ''Familiar 
letters upon Pul)lic Characters,'" in which he gives a most interest- 
ing account of General Cobb, whom he well knew, but in neither 
of these works is there the slightest reference to his long residence 
in Maine! The Hon. Francis Baylies, of Taunton, delivered an 
admirable address upon his character and services, July 2, 1830, 
in w^bich he makes only brief allusions to this State. 

2 Memoir of General David Col)h and Family. 

David Col.)]) was the son of Colonel Thomas, and Lydia (Leon- 
ard) Cobb, of Attleboro, Mass., born there Sept. 14, 1748. He 
was titted for college by Master eloseph Marsh, Jr., of I^)raintree, 
Mass., 176C», Mr. Marsh graduated at Harvard College, ITi'S. 
He was for many years Master of a Latin School in Braintree, 
where John Adams was one of his pupils a few years l)efore this 
time. Mr. Cobb graduated at Harvard College in ITlUi, jind 
studied medicine with Dr. Perkins, whom I suppose was Dr. 
Richard Perkins, of Bridgewatei. He settled in Taunton, in 17(36 
and commenced the practice of his profession there as a physician. 
He was active in pul)lic aflairs, and was elected a Pepresentative 
to the General Court in 1774 from Taunton, or to the Provincial 
Congress which met at Cambridge the same year. In 1777 he 
was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the Sixteenth ^!ass. Regiment, 
of vvdiich Henry Jackson was Colonel. He served through the 
Avar in many battles with great credit. He was elected Colonel 
of bis Regiment and was afterward appointed by Washinirton as 
one of his staff where of live, he was the second in rank. 

Early in 17'S4, General Cobb returned to Taunton and resumed 
his profession. That, however, was subsidiary to his interests in 
public afliairs. The same year he was appointed Chief Justice of 
the Court of Common Pleas for Bristol County, which otiice he 
held for about eight years. In 1785 he was elected by the Legis- 
lature ?\Iajor General of the tifth division of Massachusetts Militia. 
In 17^6 he was largely instrumental in CjueHing a formidable local 
insurrection in Eastern 2vlassachusetts. One day on his way to 
the Court house he was opposed by an angry mob, when he declared 
that he would either "sit as Judge or die as General." By his 
courage and spirit all was quieted and the mob retired, and in the 
end the laws triumphed. In May, 1789, he was elected Represen- 
tative to the General Court, and was chosen Speaker, and con- 
tinued by successive elections to be Representative and Speaker 
until January, 1793, when he gave up this office as he had been 
elected a ^Member of the third Congress of the United States, 
1793 to 1795. He was a Commissioner to run the ])oundery line 
between Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 1792. He was the 
founder of the Academy in Taunton. He was a member of the 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The degree of Master 

Memoir of General David Cohh and Family. 

of Arts was conferred upon liim by Princeton College in 1783, 
and by Brown University in 1790. 

He ^yas one of the founders and Vice-President of the Society 
of The Cincinnati. This Society was formed of officers of the 
Revolutionary Army to perpetuate ihe friendships formed during 
the war. General Henry Knox was the leading spirit in its incep- 
tion, and Washington was its President until his death. There 
M'ere several State branches of this society, among which is the 
Massachusetts Society of which the grandson of General David 
Cobb, the Hon. Samuel C. Cobb, of Boston, is now President. 

In 1795 he was appointed Agent for the great Bingham Estate 
in Maine, and I judge, removed to Gouldsl^orough the same year. 
I iind him taxed there in 1796 ; poll tax 28 cts., ])ersonal tax )^3.18, 
and for Bingham Estate $32.66. The Bingham Estate com[)rised 
about 1,000,000 acres in Hancock and "Washington counties, and 
about the same quantity called the Kennebec Purchase in the 
vicinity of the Upper Kennebec Kiver. ]Mr. Charles Richards, of 
Boston, was associated with General Cobb in the management of 
the vast estate. In 1799, he was appointed Agent for the Pro- 
prietors of Gouldsborough. 

His new home was situated on the easterly side of Goulds- 
borough, at what was known as Gouldsborough Point. There he 
at once entered upon many schemes to promote the interests of 
l)0th proprietors and settlers. He fondly hoped to build up a city 
there. ^liles of streets were laid out in all directions up into the 
country, and some of them partly built. Large wharves with 
store houses were erected. ^Nlany ships went there loaded with 
salt and other commodities from England and other parts. Saw 
mills were built on the estate and large quantities of lumber vvxre 
njanufactured and shipped to the West Indies. But alas I the 
hvation of Gouldslxjrough was not a good one, other tou'ns drew 
away the l)u.-!nes? and the people. The city of his ambition faded 
: betbro his eyes, and to-day it is almost as much a myth as the 

r ancient city of Xorum])ega on the Penobscot. He was much 

I interested in agriculture and niade much etlbrt to promote that 

iiidu-lry. General Cobb continued in the care of the estate until 
I advanced age and intirmities compelled him to relinquish it to 

4 Memoir of General David Cobb and Family. 

other hands, being succeeded by his soii-in-hi"\T, Col. John Black, 
of EllsAvorth. 

With all his immense business he did not give up his interest 
in public affairs after he ])ecanie a resident of ]\Iaine. lie ^vas a 
Senator from Hancock Count}" in l.sOl, 1802, 1803 and 1804, and 
President of the Senate all those years. In 1804, "David Cobb, 
of Gonldsborough," headed the Electoral ticket of Massachusetts 
as a candidate for Elector at Large on the Eederal ticket. He was 
appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Conmion Pleas for Han- 
cock Count}' in 1803, holding courts and trying causes until 1809. 
He "vvas Major General of the Tenth Division of Massachusetts 
jNIilitia in Eastern jMaine for several years, being succeeded by 
General John Blake, of Brewer in 1814. He was Lieut. Governor 
of !Massjichusetts in 1809 and was defeated for the sanie oflico by 
William Gray in 1810. He was Supreme Executive Councilor 
for the District in which Hancock County was situated in 1805, 
1808, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816 and 1817, as "of Goulds- 

General Cobb took a great interest in the grovvth and prosperity 
of Eastern Maine. He spared no pains nor labor in its behalf, 
but worked with untiring zeal to further its industries and happi- 
Dess. He occasionally visited every part of it. He was at 
Machias several times, [lis sister Hannah, the widovr of Pev. 
Josiah Crocker, of Taunton, and some of her children lived there. 
and also his friend, Judge Stephen Jones, of West Machias and 
Peter Talbot, Esquire, of East Piver. He was also once or twice 
a welcome guest at the house of Judge Theodore Lincoln, at 

His house at Gouldsborough was open, generous and hos})itabIe. 
There he had occasional visits from Gen. Henry Knox, Gen. 
Henry Jackson, William Bingham, Esq., the owner of the great 
Bingham estates and others. The great highway was the ocean, 
and few travellers thereon passed Gouldsborough without calling 
upon Gen. Cobb. 

Advancing years and poor health gave him notice that he must 
retire from active business. March 28, 1820, he wrote from 
Gouldsborough to his friend Joseph May, at Boston, that he was 
confined to his house by illness. He was at Gouldsborough, in 

Jlemoi'r of General David Cohh and Famiiy 

Angust, 18:^0, but soon after removed to Tniinton. In politics he 
v;as a Federalist, as were most of the old Revolutionary officers. 
In later days it was the fashion to abuse the old Federal Party, 
but no jiarty ever demonstrated better its right to live ; it had 
bi'ains, courage and patriotism. 

As a Judge, although not a lawyer, he had a good knowledge 
of law as applied to eauses v>-hich came before him for trial. He 
sought justice, and often took a short cut to prevent legal inge- 
nuity from preventing its triumph. As presiding officer he was 
unrivaled. He possessed grace, dignity and tact to a remarkable 
degree, and by his strict in]|,Kirtiality received the unqualified com- 
mendations of his political opponents. As a physician, he was, 
when in practice, learned, skillful and successful. 

In religion he was in sympathy with the Congregational Church, 

and the First Church in Taunton was much indebted to him for his 
efibrts in its l)elialf. He was a soldier and a patriot, and enthusi- 
astically devoted to his country. 

General William Sullivan who was contemporary with him, 
alth()U2'h younger, and knew him well says, "General Coi>b was a 
man of iull stature, and of full person ; his face was large and 
ex|)ressive of a manly and resolute heart. He was frank, sincere 
and honorable, and expressed his opinions without reserve, and 
thinking as he did of the opponents of Washington and the friends 
of Jelferson, he sometimes gave opportunity to his political adver- 
saries to Cjuote his sayings to their advantage. But a more pure, 
kind hearted, honorable gentleman than General Col)b never lived. 
He was full of good social feeling and was welcome and grate- 
fully received in the circles where the rational enjoyment of what- 
soever is pleasant to the senses, derives a value from the inter- 
change of intellectual sympathy." 

After his return to Taunton, he contiuued to take much interest 
in public at!airs. He is said to have been one of the founders or 
much interested in the Alassachusetts General Hospital at Boston, 
and when his long life was drawing to a close, to show his appre- 
ciation of that institution, he recjiiested to be carried there and 
cared for until his death, which took place April 17, 1830. He 
was buried beside his wife at Taunton. 

Mr. Baylies says, "Xo banner waved over his humble grave ; 
no martial dii-ge sent forth its mingled strains of wail and triumph ; 
no thunder from the cannon announced the fall of a hero. He 
■^vell kne\\- the heartlessness of public exhibitions of sorrow, and 
refused to have his grave profaned with the mockery of woe." 

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His will of Feb. 18, 1829, was approved and allowx^d in 
Hancock County Probate Court, Aug. 18, 1830. He appointed 
his sons, Thomas Cobb, David G. AY. Cobb, and sons in htw, 
Samuel S. Wilde and John Black, Trustees for the following pur- 
poses. First he gives one-fourth of all his estate for the benetit 
of his two sons, Ebenezer Bradish Cobl), and Henry Jackson 
Cobb ; second, the other six-eights, to daughter Eleanor Hodges 
one share; daughter Betsey Smith, one share; daughter ]^viary 
Black, one share, and to Thomas Colil), David G. W. Cobb and 
Samuel S. Wilde, one share each. Daniel Brewer, Nathaniel 
Crandall and S. B. King, witnesses. 

Gen. Ccbb married Eleanor, dau<ihter of Ebenezer and Eunice 

(Cook) Bradish. of Cambridge, Mass., IIWC). She was born 

Jan. 30, 1749, and died in Taunton, Jan. 7, 1808. (Mr. Bradi.^h 

was a noted tavern keeper. * 'Bradish Tavern" was famous during 

the Kevolutionary war, iuid was freely patronized by Harvard 

College students at Commencement, and at other times. This 

tavern afterward because Porter's Hotel, well known in later 

times.) Children all born in Taunton. 

i. Eleanor I'.KADisH, b. ^March 23. 17G7; ni. Jnnies Ilodires. Esq., <»f 
1'tnaiton. Feb; 21. ]792. She was his second wife.* lie d. Oct. 10, 
1810, aged 45. SJie d. in Ellswoitli, Oct. 30. 1842. aged 75. (Giave 
stone.) Children all born in Taunton, were: 

1. David Cobb Hodges, of Taunton. 

2. Eleanor Hodges.' d. Jan. 22, 1858. aged <i3. 

3. Sarah Cobb IJodges. ni. General Henrv S. Jones, of Ellsworth; 

he b. Jan. 14, ISOl. d. October. 1856. She d. (Oct. 1, ISGS.) ' 
«*. Frances Hodges, ni. Joseph Abial Wood. Esq.. of Ellsworth. 
He was b. in Wiscasset. 1803 ; graduated at Howdoiu College. 
1821; settled in Ellsworth and^ died tl'ere 1844. lawyer. The 
widow ni. second. Col. John Black, of Ellsworth, her second 
marriage, Isov. 21. 1852. She d. Juh' 4, 1874. and was buried 
beside her tirst husband at Wiscass'^t. 
ii. BetsJey, b. June 5, 1768; ni. Ebenezer Smith, of Taunton. He died, 
and Mrs. Smith and her six daughters removed to Gouldsborough 
about lSOG-7, vvhei-e she kept house for her father. She died in 
Phillips. Children all born in Taunton were: 
1. Hannah Barney Smith, born Thursday, July 23, 1789. m. 
Edward Leigliton. of Gouldsborough and di^d witViout is-ue. 
3. Eunice Bradish Smith, b. July 12. 1?.)1; she m. Capt. Xathan 
Shaw, of Gouldsborough,^ July 10, 1810, by John Black. 
Esquire. 3ir. Shaw was born there Jan. 14. 1780. He was 
a representative 1812; Town clerk, 1808 lo 1816 and from 
1816 to 1840. Seh'ctuian; and held other official })ositJons. 
He d. Sept. 16. T>67 ; she d. 3Iay 2, 1850. Children all born 
in Gould.-borouirh were : John Huit Sliaw. b. Aui,'-. 12. he 
d. Feb. 10, 18^2: Eunice Wildes .^haw, b. ]March"27. 1813, 
m. Alansun Kingsiey, of Gouldsborough, Nov. :i6. ]s35; 
Elizabeth Smith .^haw, b. Feb. 24, 1815, m. .^amuel Camp- 
bell, of Cherrytield. Nov. 15, 1846: Eleanor Davis Shaw, b. 
Feb. 27, 1818. "^m. Joshua R. Jordan. Jan. 7, 1870, he d. Apr. 

* lie married tir^t Joanna Tillinghust, slie died 0(.-t. 5, ITid, in her 23r-d year. Their 
children vsf^^re James L. liodiie.-. of Taunton. Meniber of Cijn^ress several icrrns, and 
Charlotte Hedges, who married Governor Marcus Morton, ot Taunton. 

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Memoir of General David Cohb and Family. 

27, ISSS: Sarah Boya Shaw. h. March 25. 1S20. m. Marslial 
T. liiil. of lochias. Jan. 1. 1S45; Mnvy iJlackShaw. b. June 
S. 1>22. m. John Kiiiii\-lev, of \V. Goiiklsborotiicli. MaviJl. 
ISn ; John A. Shaw, b. Feb. 21. 1825. of \V. Goaldsborou^-h, 
Di, Ann K. Cleaves. Apr. 18,1855; ZS'athanShaw, Jr.. b, Dec. 
12. 1S26. resides at W. Gouhlsborough, m. Elizabeth S. 
Haskell. March S. 185G; ^.laria Buekuani Shaw. b. Feb. 17, 
1S30, m. AV'arreii Hill, of Machias, Feb. 13, 1857. 

3. Eliza Liicinda Smith, b. April 19. 1703; m. Daniel Townsley, 

of Shelburn Falls, Mass.; tliree children. 

4. Eleanor Cobb Smith, b. Au^. 22, 1797; m. Joseph Davis, of 

Billerica. ^fass., one daughter. 

5. jVJary Smith, b. May 11. 1799; m. Edward Eeighton. of Goulds- 

boro^t2:h, his second wile. They had four children. He d. 
and she in. second, ^ii-. Bunne'll and removed to Phillips; 
several children by second husband. 

6. Sally xMills Smith, "b. July 6, 1804; m. Capt. Stephen Eon^- 

fellow. of Machias. (18-6;) she d. Sept. 27. 1827. leaviug- one 
daughter. Sarah Elizabeth Longfellow, b. Aug. 27, 1827, now 
resides at East ^lachias, unmarried. Capt. Longfellow m. 
again and d. ^March 20. 1888. 
iii. Tbomas. b. Jan. 29. 1772; graduated at Brown University 1790; 
studied law at Taunton : settled at Gouldsborough, 1799. His prac- 
tice of law was limited. Fie was a canaidate for County Treasurer 
in Hancock County, 1803 ; there being no choice he v>as appointed by 
the Court of Sessions at the May term. Treasurer for the ensuing 
year. He \Aas Clerk of the Coui ts for the same County. 1803 lo the 
^November term. 1809. He was appointed the first Clerk of Courts 
for Penobscot County in 1810. and held tl'at ofhce. residing it) liangor 
until 1820. He retui-ned to Gouldsborough, where he resided until 
3829-30. when he removed to Castine. He d. there Oct. 27, 1849. aged 
77 years. 8 mos., (grave stone.) He ni. Abigail Hall; she d. in 
Brooklyn. X. Y. Her grave stone at Castine says, "^Mrs. Abigail, 
wife of Thomas Cobb. b. in Paynhani, Mass., Ian. 29. 1779: d. April 
2. 1805." Children, the dates of birth of first three I find on Baiigor 
Eecords : 

1. David I'homas, b. Gouldsborough. Aug. 14, 181G. 

2. Eleanor Wilde, b. in Bangor. April 12. 1818; m. Joseph Thomas 

Little, of Castine, and moved to Dixon. 111. 

3. Abigail Mason, b. in. Bangor. ]May G, 1819; m. Capt Joseph 

I'eikins, of Castine, Feb 11, 1839; removed to Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

4. IMaryE.. b. (probably) Gouldsborough. 1820; married Thomas 

E. Hale, of Castine, published Jan. 8. 1843; shed. Oct. 12, 

5. Caroliiivj F. m. William H. Little, of Castine, Oct. 13, 1852; 

removed to Exeter. X. H. 
vi. William Okay, b. Feb. 10, 1773, unmarred. He was killed Xov. 4, 
1791. in a battle with the Indians, being an ensign under General 

V. EuMCE, b. Xov. 17. 1774; m. Hon. Samuel S.Wilde, May 28. 1792. 
He was b. in 'Jaunton, Mass., Feb. 5, 1771; gradua[ed at Dartniouth 
College, 1789; studied law at Taunton; came to Maine through the 
infiuence and under the patronage of Gen. Henry Knox and \\ illiam 
King, and settled in Waldoborough, in 1793; removed to Warren, 
179G; Pepresentative to General Court; removed to Hallowell, 1799. 
He was a lawyer of eminence, and was Executive Councillor. 1814; 
twice a Pnisidential elect(jr; nn.'mber of the Harttord Convention. 
Dec. 15, 1S14. of Avhich he was the last survivor. He was ajjpointed 
Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court 1815 ; he removed to Xewbury- 

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port in 1S20. where his wife d. June 6. 1S2G; he removed to r>o?ton; 
he resi<;-i]ed the ollice of Judo;e, 1.^50; he received tlie degree of 
Doctor of Laws from iJowdoin College. 1S17; Harvard College, 1S41. 
and Dartmoutii College, 1S49. He d. 1S55. They had live son>. one 
of wliom was George Cobb Wilde who graduated at Bowdoin 1>S19, 
and four daughters. 
vi. Maky. b. July 26. 1776. m. John Black, of Gouldsborough. Mr. Black 
was b. in London, England, July 3, 1781. He came to this country 
in 1709. as a clerk for Gen. Cobb and the Bingham estate. He 
removed to Ellsworth, where he was afterward an agent of that 
estate, until obliged to retire from it a few years before his death. 
A more extecded notice of Col. Black will be printed hereafter. His 
wife, the mother of his children died Oct. 17, ISol. He married 
second, Mrs. Frances Hodges Wood, Xov. 2L 1S52. She was a neice 
of liis tlrst wife and widaw of Josepli A. 'U'owd, Esquire, of Ells- 
worth. Mr. Black d. Oct. 20, 1856. His widow d. July 4, 1^74. 
Childreti. all deceased bat last two. 

1. Mary Ann Hlack, b. April 28, 1S0.3 : m. Hon. Charles Jarvis. 

2. John Black, b. April 12. 1805, of Ellsworth : m. twice. 

3. Henrv Black, b- Xwz. 17. 1807; unmarried, 

4. Elizabeth Black, b. Aug. 28. 1809; m. Da\id Dyer, of Castine. 

5. William H. Black, b. Oct. 18, 1811*, m. Abigail L. Little, of 

Castine. June 4, 1834. 

6. George Xixon Black, b. Ellsworth, Jan. 15, 1814, of Ellsworth 

and Boston. 

7. Alexander Barin.g Black, b. do. July 20.1816; resides in Ells- 

worth; m. three times. 

8. Charles Eichards Clack, b. do. Ocr, 9, 1818. 

vii. David, b. April 3, 1778; unmarred. He was killed bv Indians on the 
North-west Coast, Oct. 24, 1794. 

viii. Sally, b. Jan. 15. 17S0; d. at Gouldsborough at the age of 17. 

ix. Ebenezer Bkadish, b. Oct. 30, 17^1 ; unmarried: d. in Gouldsbo- 
rough. 1840. 

X. Henky Jackson, b. Dec. 18, 178-1; unmarried; d. at Mount Desert, 
July. 1848. 

xi. David Geohge Wasiiinoton. b. Jan. 14, 1790. The name of David 
was prefixed after the death of his brother David. He was a n)em- 
ber of the Ellsworth Light [nfantry in Jidy. 1813. and served twelve 
days at one dollar per day. when the comjiany was called to Castine 
to quell an insurrection. "^ He afterward removed to Taunton, where 
he d. Feb. 27, 1832. Hem. Abby. daugliter of Hon. Samuel Crocker, 
of Taunton. May. 1822; she ni. second, Charles Kirhmond, Esfjuire, 
of Taunton, his third marriage. He d. in California; she d. in 
Taunton. Feb. 13, 1887. at the age of 85 years. Children all b. in 
Taunton : 

1. Sauuiel Crocker, b. July 4. LS23; d. Nov. 30, 1824. 

2. George Thonms. b. Sept. 5. 1824; unmarried; d. Dec. 11, 1875. 

3. Samuel Crocker, b. Ma}' 22, 1826; resides in Boston ; has been 

mayor of that city; is now Piesident of the Massachusetts 
Society of the Cincinnati, and has held many other iniport- 
antpnblic J ositions. He m. Amelia L., daughter of William 
and Jane (Doyle) Beattie. of Eockland. Maine, Xov. 21. 
1848; she Vvas'b. Nov. 30, 1S25; no children. 

4. Elizabeth Baylies, b. P^-'b. 17. 1828; d. in Dorchester, June 10. 

1875; she ni. Baalis Sanford. Esquire, of Boston, March 16. 
]858; he was b. at Demiis, Mass.. Apr. 20, 1825; graduated 
at Amherst College, 1845, and was a distinguished lawyer. 
He d. in DorchesiTer. Nov. 29, 1875; three children. 

5. Sarah Crocker, b. Oct. 2'.). 1831; m. Curtis Guild, of Boston. 

He was b. in Boston, Jan. 13, 1827, and now resides there; 
tijrec children. 

Mansell FamiJy on Penobscot Iliver, 


John ]\Ianse]l, from Scotland, settled in Scituate, Mass., about 
1740. He was a soldier in the French war and was at the taking 
of Cape Breton. He is said to have removed his wife to the 
Province of Nova Scotia and returned to Scituate, afterward to 
Penobscot, now Castino, 17G8, and then to that part of Orringlou 
now Brewer, 1771. He w^as a petitioner to General Court for 
land there in 1783 and a grantee in 1786. He married Eeah 
Simmons, of Scituate, 1743, she born 1725. In the male lines 
his descendants are but few, but in the female lines they are a 
nmltitude on Penobscot River. I give such an account of his 
family as I have been able to get. Children were four sons and 
eight daughters, some account of which I give for what it is 

i. John Jii., born Scituate 1745; he was a petitioner in Orrington for 
land in 17S3, and in 17SG he liad deceased and liis widow was the 
grantee. Widow Sarah Mansell, of Orrington. was published there 
Aug. 27, 17SG to Jacob Bussell, of Bangor. I take this to be widow 
ofJo)niJr. He married Sarah Price, of Scituate, 17G6. His son 
John Jr.. mar. Jenny Malianj, Sept. 8, 179J, by Col. Jonathan Eddy, 
of Eddington. 

ii. JosEi'H Mansell, born Scituate, Dec. 20, 17.50. He came to the east- 
ward with Ills father to Penobscot 176S. liangor 1771 ; worked on Col. 
John Brewer's corn mill at Brewer Vilhige, eight days, up to Xov. 
2, 1777. He helped to build the tirst saw mill al Bangor on Penjeja- 
wock stream, making his home with Silas Hathorn, near by. He 
married first. Elizabeth, daughter of Silas Hathorn. in 1773, by Col. 
Goldthwait, of Fort Pownal. and the same year moved over the river 
to the place more recently occupied by Hollis Bond, just above the 
Brewer end of the dam. He removed back to Bangor in 179(>. where 
he afterward lived. He mai-ried second, widow Harmah Lambert. 
She died July 25, 1843. aged 71. He died Oct. 29, 1S45, aged 94 yrs. 
10 mos. and 9 days. 

iil. William Mansell, b. 1754, In Scituate. 

iv. Peleg Mansell, b. 1757 in do, 

V. Leah Mansell. mar. lirst Peleg Burley and second Abraham Tour- 
tellot, both of Penobscot river; descendants numerous. 

vi_. Lucy Mansell, mar. Pouben Tourtellot. 

vii. Ann Mansell, mar. Emerson Orcutt, of Brewer, part of Orrington. 

viii. Temperance, mar. Plullip Spencer, of Bradley before ISOO. One of 
her sons now lives in Bangor, over 90, hale and hearty; descendants 

ix. Anna, complained of William Hadeu, of Bangor, for breach of prom- 
ise, March 3, 1794. 

I give some others whom I cannot locate. 

Susanna Mansell, of Bangor, mar. William Holt, of Jackson Plantation, Dec. 

Deborah Mansell. of Bangor, mar, Daniel Lovell. of Bangor, pub. Dec. 2S, 
1S22. o , » . 1 

Priseilla Mansell, of Bangor, mar. Enoch Lovell, Jr., of Bangor, July 17. 

10 Affidavit of Joseph Manscll, 1831, 


Contributed by Joseph Williamson, Esq., of Belfast. 

I, Joseph Mansell, of Bacgor, eighty years of age last December, the 
20th, do make affidavit and say that my father told me he came from 
London to Scitnate, Mass., M'hen eighteen years of age, and lived there 
when I was born. He, the father, was at the taking of Cape Breton, 
and afterwards removed his wife thtre ; returned, and was in the French 
war, and removed to Castine, Bagadnce, so called after a French iMajor* 
whose name was "Bignyduce," as he, Mansell, spells it. I think 
Biguydnce was there after Castine left. I lived at Dailey's Eddy, at 
tlie foot of the first narrows on Castine river, over the neck, two miles 
above Negro island. In the spring of 1771, I removed to Kenduskeag, 
and lived in the family of S'las Harthorn, v:ho lived where vridow Web- 
ster now lives, and married Mr. Harthorn's daughter in 1773, and 
removed over the river, and lived where Mollis Bond now lives. 1 
removed to Bangor in 1796. Before I removed over the river, I had a 
lieutenant's commission, under James Ginn, of Orrington, and about 
1781 a new arrangement was made in the militia, and Capt. Edward 
Wilkins commanded the company below Penjajewock, at W. Forbes's, 
and I commiauded the company above, on both sides of the river so far 
up as there were inhabitants. Wilkins was superceded by Capt. James 
Budge. I resigned about 1709, and William Coburn, of Orono, (Still- 
water,) my lieutenant, took command of the company. 

I was on the river during the revolutionary war. After the American 
fleet was destroyed, r.nd the British took possession of the peninsular of 
Biguyduce, in the spring of 1780, the men on the river generally took 
the oath of allegiance, in this way. A British oflicer came to anchor 
below Orphan island, and sent down to the men to come and take the 
oath. Most of them went, but such as refused had their houses burnt, 
and all were threatened. Old Joseph Page's house at Penjajewock, and 
James Nichols's house at the Bend in Orringtont were burned. All the 
men were required to go down and work on the fort, and several vvent. 
The enemy furnished the laborers with rations, and gave them at first a 
dollar, and then a pistareen a day, and always paid the carpenters one 

* Thi.s error is adopted in the History of Mnine, i, 71, and ii. r)T3, on the Jiuthority of 
Capt. iJan.ot-!] and Col. Jeremiah Wardwell, of Penobscot, But in a deed gixeu by 
Governor Win>l')\v to John Wiutiirop, Jr., and otbers, in lG4i, the locality "is called 
"Matchebiiruatus, in l*enobscot." — J. W. 

t Now iirewer or Eddinirton. 

Note.— Capt, 3];aiSL']l sa>s the Highlanders at Castine, (Bieuyduce) wore kills: these 
are made with a waist-baiul; thighs larire enough to receive the hgs of four men; con)e 
down to the knee-pan ; made of scotch plaid, and knit ; j-toekings came up below the 
joirit of the knee; the>e called hose; unlike the plaid: they wore%hort coals and <«hoe3. 

He says he saw at Castine in the war of the Kevolution, a whole regiment of ccotch 
Highlanders, with kilts not so low as the knees, and stockings not up to the knees, kept 
up by a etrap and buckle. They wore deerskin breeches,"very nice, and shofs with \ 
buckles. Capt. Mansell carae to' (astine in April, 17G8; up to the river Penobscot in | 
1771, A traveller in Europe. l^?A'>, who visited Corfu, in the ^iediterranean. says, \ 
'*There is one ngiment of the Highlanders, who are dressod in the Scottish niiiitary r; 
dress with the kilt, which has the legs cA'posed summer and winter. All thi.i regiment 
appear tall, well formed, genteel, polite men, as proud and sati^tied with their naked 
legs, as a buck with tight pantaloons."— i^oiion liecorder^ April 14, 1837. 


Deed from Mattliev: Patten to Andreic Floods 1714 — Surry. 11 

ciollor per da}', and the conimoii laborers two pistareens. At Biguyduce 
General McLean had eominand at first ; he went to Halifax ; he was a 
cool and deliberate man. He was followed by Colonel Campbell, a hot- 
headed fellow^ Hardcarp, the Engineer, commanded when Cornwallis 
was taken. Henry Mowatt was Commodore of the sqnadron. He was 
the same one who burned Falmouth ; a man of middle size, 40 or 45 
years old, good appearance, wore a blue coat, fresh countenance, pow- 
dered hair, wore white-topped boots. The troops stationed at Biguy- 
duce were English, and Highlanders who talked pretty good English. 
At one time the British sent for men to work on the fort, who did not 
wish to go, and sent a message to the Yankees at Thomaston, to prevent 
it. A whale-boat came up with a party of 12 Yankees, and was pur- 
sued by a party of the British, in a schooner of 10 tons ; and the Y'ankees 
were near being taken. The British party consisted of 40 Scotch High- 
landers and 20 Tory Bangers, commanded by Black Jones, a Tory, of 
Kennebec. The former w^ere very inveterate against the Y'ankees. 

I think Hannah Harthorn, daughter of Silas Harthorn, was the first 
birth in this town (Baugor ;) she was born in 1772. The first mill was 
baiit at the Penjaiewock stream, by me and others, for Sol. and Silas 
Harthorn in 1771. The first frame house w^as part of the old house 
occupied by William. Forbes, built the same year. 

Joseph Mansell. 

June 6, 1831. The foregohig affidavit taken this da}' by me. 

W. D. Williamson. 
He was born Dec. 20, 1750. 

1774— SURRY. 


I Matthew Patten, of Pattensborough in the County of Lincoln, sells 

I Andrew Flood, of No. VI, in the County aforesaid and Province of 

^ Massachusetts Ba}' for £26, 13 shillings, a certain tract of land laying 

I on the West Brook, so called, computed to be 100 rods from the mouth 

t of said Brook; beginning at a Spruce tree marked M. P., each side 

\ line running North until 100 acres is completed ; it being a certain piece 

{ of land commonly known by the name of the Cow Pasture ; together 

[. with the West Brook Meadows which I, the said Patten, have mowed for 

\ this four or five years. All my interest in the same. 


f^ August 3, 1774. 

I In presents of, 

I robf:rt patten, 

j JAMES patten. ^ 

12 Petition from Penobscot River to the General Court, 1777. 


COURT, 1777. 


(From 31as.>ac]7U9ett» Archives, Yol. 183, page 2G1.) 

To the Honourable, the CovncU (ntd House of Iieprese /tint ices of tJie State 
of the JIassachii setts Bay, in their Convention at Bosfoji : 
The humble petition of that part of the Inliabitiuits of Penobscot 
River embodied in a regiment of militia, whereof Josiah Brewer, Esri., 
is Colonel, which craves leave hnm])h' to show that the Commons of 
said regiment was never consulted, neither were knowing, neither 
approved of the division of the ancient regiment of railitia in this place 
aud did not so much as suspect that an}" person or persons were stndioris 
in planning tlie said di^•isiou as hath taken place. "When tiiere are so 
small a number and so poor a people neither were vre let Into the secret, 
our advice or consent asked, which we expected in a matter of so much 
importance, neither were we notified to make choice of such gentlemen 
whom we apprehend would have general tranquility of the good 
and faithful inhabitants of this river, ]>y reason of wlilch, divers griev- 
ances hath been produced to the detriment and discouragement of tiio 
inhabitants here. 

Therefore for present redress and for the prevention of future evils. 
We the inhabitants, of this River embodied in a regiment of militia 
under the command of Josiah Brewer aforesaid request tiiat your 
Honors from youi known goodness will return ns to aud incorporate us 
with the ancient regiment of which Jona. Buck, Es([.. is Colonel. It 
was never agreeable to ns since his appointment, to be separated from 
liira nuder whose complacent government we have all possible assurance 
of amity and unity which greatly promote the happiness and pros{)erity 
of such a people that are Messed with such affable and laudable 
cxamplers and promoters of the good of all people for whom tbey are 
concerned and with whom they are connected and we are the more 
intense or engaged in the above request as we are as certain of his zeal 
and faithfulness to preserve and defend the state without oppressing 
tLose whom he connnands. We crave leave to show that one regiment 
IS sulUcient for this place and a multitutle of otljcers lessen the number 
of privates so that there not being sutlicient commands here for all of 
them they can with honor refuse ex[)Osing themselves in case of danger 
by wjiich rexsons such can avoid tlie inconvenience and danger of the 
war which is injurious to the United States of all North America. 

Your Honors, Petitioners, submit their above request to you, hoping 
you will grant their request, and theirs in duty bound will ever pray. j, 

[Signed.] Penobscot, Nov. o, 1777. | 

Benj. Higgins, Isaac Clewlv, Lieut. Shubael Watson ( ?) \ 

John N 1? Edward "^ Sam'i Rogers 

Isaac Hopkins Benj. Smith John Coullaid 


First iSetthmenf of Garland, 


Chas. X Blagton 


Klisha Grant 
Thos. Campbell, Capt. 
Kobt. Treat, 2d Lieut. 
Aijclrew Grant, Capt. 
]Moses "Wentworth, 
Henry Kenney 
Xatbl. May be w 
Joshua Couiliard 
Epbraim Grant 
Joshua Carter, Lieut. 
Ilenrv Grant 
AVm.'Dennet (?) 
James Dunning 
Epbraim Downs (?) 
Joseph Pomroy 
Iien]-y Black, Lieut. 
Ralph Devereaux, Jr. 

Joshua Treat, Jr. 
Latham French 
Kenneth ]McKcnzie 
Elipheiet Neils 
Jonathan Pears 
Eliph't NickersoQ 
Gustavus Swan 
Andrew Webster, Jr. 
Jacob Dennet 
Josiah pjurley 
Rob"t IMcCurdy 
Joshua Eayre 
Silas Harthorn, Jr. 
Arclielaus Harding 
John Chisam 
Ephrm. Grant 
Ebeu Crosby 


Goodwin x Grant 


Adam Grant 

Edward Smith 
Dan'l Gooden 
Dau'l Lancrster 
James Collengs 


Dan'l X Warren 


Jacob X Clifford 


Benj. Shute 
Simeon Grorton 
Sam'l Skillon ( ?; 


John X Sally 


Win. Sullivan 
James Philbrook 
Stephen Bussel 
Joseph Arey 
Peter San^^ster 



(Communicated by Joseph Williamson.) 

The town was granted by the State of Massachusetts to Williams 
College. In 1799 the College sold it to Levi Lincoln and others. It 
was called Lincolnville. The first selection of a lot was made at that 
time by Isaac Wheeler, which he afterwards settled. In ISOl, David 
A. Gove, a resident of Nottingham, N. IL, purchased a lot and felled 
ten acres of trees that year. Josiah Bartlett came from the same town 
the next year. During 18U2, openings were made by sixteen or more 
individuals from the western part of ]\Laine and New Hampshire. 

On the 22d of June, Joseph Garland came from New Hampshire with 
his wife and three children to Bangor, which was then a village with but 
two stores, and placing his wife on a horse with one child before and 
another behind, he drove his stock by spotted trees to Gailand. From 
this circumstance, when the town was incorporated, it took the name of 
Garland. During this year a saw-mill was built by the proprietor^, and 
in 1803 several frame buildings were erected. In 1805, there were 
twelve families within the limits of the town. In 1800, the first school 
was opened by William jilitchell, in the house of Joseph Garland. In 
1810, a Congregational church was organized, which was one of the first 
of the kind in Penobscot County. In 1811, the town was incorporated, 
when there were about fifty legal voters. The Freewill Baptists organized 
a church in 1813. 


United Slates Direct Tax, 1815. 

U. S. DIRECT TAX, 1815. 


By acts of CoDgress approved in JaDuary, 1815, '*to provide addi- 
tional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, and main- 
taining the public credit," a direct tax of six millions of dollars was 
laid upon the United States, of which 8632,541 fell upon Massachusetts. 
Lands, buildings, slaves, all household furniture kept for use, with the 
exception of beds, bedding, kitchen utensils, family pictures, and arti- 
cles made in the family from domestic materials, constituted the property 
subject to assessment. Plate, pictures, clocks and tirae-pieces were 
included in the designation of furniture, while books, maps and philo- 
sophical apparatus were excluded. A duty of two dollars was imposed 
on every gold watch kept for use, and of one dollar upon every silver 
watch. Furniture exceeding S200 in value, and less than ^?-100, paid 
one dollar; if above S-iOO and not exceeding S600, one dollar and fifty 

Hancock County, which then included Penobscot, Piscataquis, and a 
large portion of Waldo Counties, comprised the second Massachusett's 
collection district. The following is a list of estates in Bangor valued 
at over, $2,000 : 

84,892 Wiggins HiU, $2,142 

2,913 Robert Lapish, 2,600 

5,591 Joseph Leavitt, 2,878 

3,132 M. & A. Patten, 2,529 

2,286 Abner Tavlor, 2,088 

2,234 Robert Treat, 3,174 

In the rest of the district only fifty-one persons owned estates succeed- 
ing $3,000 in value, as follows: 
Belfast, Nathan Reed, 84,176 

John Barker, 

Francis Carr, 

Phillip Coombs & Co., 

Timothy Crosby, 

Allen Gilman, 

Charles Hammond, heirs, 

Bluehill, Daniel Faulkner, 


Samuel Parker, 


Obed Johnson, 


John Peters, 


Thomas Osgood, 


George Stevens, 


Robert Parker, 


Brewer, Darius Mason, 


Buckstown, Caleb B. Hall 

, 5,090 

.Jonathan Back, 


Castine, William Abbott, 


David Johnston, 


Francis Bakeman, 


Oliver Mann, 


James Crawford, 


John Perkins & Son, 


Elisha Dyer, 


Joseph Perkins, 


Moses Gay, 


Stover Perkins. 


Jonathan Hatch, 


Abel Rogers, 


Mark Hatch, 


Mason Shaw, 


United States Direct Tax, 1815, 15 

Josiah Hook, Jr., 5,7^-1: JoDathan Stover, 4,oOG 

David Howe, 6,160 Job Watson, 3,497 

Deer Isle, Ignatius Haskell, 4,616 

Ellsworth, L. Jarvis's heirs and others, 3,226 

L. Jarvis 3d, arid others, S6,358 Melatiah Jordan, 3,015 

Frankfort, William McGlathery, 4,531 

Waldo Peirce, 4,176 

Gouldsboro', Thomas Cobb, ?6,452 Abijah Jones, - 3,263 

Nathan Jones' heirs, 3,170 

Hampden, John Crosby, 5,416 Martin Kinsley, 3,324: 

Simeon Stetson, 3,861 

Lincolnville, William Moody, 4,698 Samuel A. Whitney, 6,264 

Ne\Ybiirgh, David Gilmore, 6,398 

Penobscot, Thatcher Avery 3,523 Jonathan Stover, 3,132 

Pelatiah Leach, 3,706 John AViuslow, 3,132 

Searsmont, Benjamin Wbittier, Adm'r, 3,214 

Sedgv.'ich, David Carlton, 4,564 

Surry, Charles Jarvis, 4,698 

There were only ten persons whose furniture exceeded $200 in value, 
and but one who owned over 8500 vrorth ; as follows : 
Bangor, Philip Coombs, S300 

Buckstown, Caleb B. Hall, 280 

Castine, Josiah Hook. Jr., 350 

Ellsworth, Col. John Black, $350 Capt. M. Jordan, 385 

Gouldsboro', David Cobb, 375 

Lincolnville, S. A. Whitney, 250 

Sullivan, John Sargent, 230 Paul D. Sargent, 516 

Surry, Charles Jarvis, 350 

Twelve gold watches were owned in the district, and 289 silver ones ; 
the former as follows : 

Bangor, James Drummond, E. P. Goodridge 

Belfast, George Watson 

Brewer, ' Oliver Leonard 

Castine, Josiah Hook. Jr., 

John Sharlock. Thomas Phillips 

Ellsworth, John Black 

Orrington, Amasa Bartlett 

Penobscot, William Freeman 

Surry, Charles Jarvis 

Washington Plantation, (now Brooks) Phineas Ashman 

The population of Hancock County by the census of 1810 was 

16 Senators from Washington County, Ahner Taylor & Family , 


Jeremiah O'Brien, 


James Campbell, 


John Balkam, 


Obadiah Hill, 


Moses Fuller, 


John C. Talbot, 


Anson G. Chandler, 


John C. Talbot, 


Shilomith S. Whipple, 


Taft Comstock, 

1839. . 

Stephen C. Foster, 


Jeremiah Fowler, 


Benjamin B. Leavitt, 


Sullivan S. Rawsou, 


Matthew Hastings, 


Robinson Palmer, 


Micah J. Talbot, 


George M. Chase, 


Jeremiah Fowler, 







East Machias. 


East Machias. 









East Machias. 





Abner Taylor was horn in Dunstable, N. H., April 20, 1779. 
Lie came to Bangor about 180G. He was one of the first mer- 
chants here. Of high character and unblemished integrity. He 
was admitted to the First Church, June 1, 1828, and was one of 
the founders of the Hammond Street Church in 1833. He died 
March 28, 1851. He married first, Miss Anna, daughter of Capt, 
William Hammond, of Bangor, published March 5, 1809. She 
was the mother of all his children ; admitted to First Church, July 
25,1815; she died Dec. 21, 1832. Pie married second, Miss 
Harriet Hammond, sister of his first wife, published L>ec. 15, 

.Abi'cr 7a//Jor d' Famil?/. Weiyld of lievoJutionari/ Officers. 17 

1833. .^he was born in Xe^vton, Mass., ^larch 3, 178G, died 
Feb. 10, 18G5. CliUdrci] ;dl born in rmngor. 

i. Axx SorniA. b. Jan. 27. ISIO; m. Gcoiire S. French, of Bangor. 

31ay 30, 1S38. He d. Jan. Lk 1S49. 
ii. Harriet Ha.m^iond. b. April 5. ISll ; m. John O. Kendrick, of 

Bangor. 1S29. lie d. ISGO. Children. 
iii, Teiom'as Auoustus. b. Mav 4. 1S12; niereliant of Bangor, lie d. 

Get. 16, ISrO : he m. Xaney E. Clark, July 27, 1S35. Children, 
iv. William 11 a:*!. MOXi), b. No'v. 20, 1S13; merchant of Bangor. He <1. 

Dec. 5, lSr»9; he m. AnriC Ji. Sha^v^ of Gardiner, published Sept. 27, 

1839. Children. 
V. Martha ^Iaria, b. Oct. 21, 1S15; m. Charles Bar-tow, of Boston, 

Mayll, lsv;5. 
vi. :Mary, b. Oct. 5. 1817; m. William II. Pegg. of Brooklyn. N. Y., 

Nov. 29, 1851. He d. Xov. 27. 18S1. 
vii. Elizarkth Prentice, b. So})-. is. 1819; m. Ca])t. Thomas B. 8anford, 

of Xew York, published May 16, 1816. He d. Mar. 1, 1S5S ; she d. 

Sept, 5. 1876. 
viil. Charles Ell-ita. b. June 21. 1822; resides ui Bangor; m. Joscfa 

Garcia, in Mexico. 1852. 
ix. AiGLSTA Haywood, b. X'ov. 13, 1S23; ni. Isaac 31. Bragg; tncrcliant 

of Bangor. Dec. 19. 1850: his second wife. One child. 
X. LOO-MIS. b. June 26. IS25 ; merctiant of Bangor. He d. Feb. 19. 1S80; 

he m. Ducv E., daua-htcr of .b-roniiah Curtis, of X. Y.. AuL^ust 31. 

18.")!: she (1. July 23^ 1S79. Children. 
xi. Frances PomeroV. b. April ls29; m. Capt. Charles B. Sanford, (now 

of Fort Point) June 20, ISoO: she d. July 20, 185S. 


Weighed on the scales at West Point, Aug. 19, 1783 ; fotind 

among the papers of General Coljb, of Gouklsborougb, at the 

house of the hite Col. John Black, at Ellsworth : 

Washington, . . - - - 

Gen. lienjamin Lincoln, _ . - . 

GcD. Henry Knox, - . . . . 

<ien. Huntington, ----- 

<jeu. Greaton, - - . _ - 

Col. Swift, --...- 
Col. M. Jackson, ----- 
Col. Henry Jackson, ----- 
I J. Col. Huntington. - . . _ 

Lt. Col. David Cobb, - - - - 

Lt. Col. Humphries, . - - - , 























18 Enoch Ahidge, of Orvhigton. 


Enoch ]Mudgc, Jr., was l>oin in Lynn, Mass., Jnne '2><, 177t). 
He was the first ^^lethodist minister ever raised in New England, 
having l)een one of the tirst tVuits of the preaching of Ehler 
tlesse Lee, at Lynn. In 171''), he was sent to preaeh on the 
Iicadtiehl, INIe., Circuit. In 171t7, he went to Orrington. He 
Avas a slioeniakcr hy trade, ^vith hut a hniited e^hncation, hut he 
])ecame an exeeUent. accepta])h^ and e^■en eloquent preacher. The 
hite Prof. Shepard. of the Bangor Theo](\iiic;il Seminary, preached 
a sermon in -^vhich lie said that the church w;i^ much indebted to 
iNIr. ]\Iudge for his efforts on Penohscot Kiver. A\diile living in 
Orrington he preached in ncarhv all the towns on Penohscot 
Pivcr, being welcome every where by :dl sects even those of 
the "standing order."' Under his preaching, the people of 
Orrington Ijccaine hargely ^lethodi.^ts ; lie left his impre.-s upon 
the inhabitants of that town to a remarka])le degree. He was 
short and stout in stature, v>"ith a fair countenance; his style was 
good and his voice and manner prepossessing. He represented 
the town in General Court, LSll, Ic^li and 1816, and although 
not a freq-uent speaker, no man was listened io with more profound 
respect and pleasure than ]Mr. JMudge. 

He left Orrington in Oct. 12, 1816, and almost the whole popu- 
lation turned out on the day of his de[)arturc, at the Ferry to take 
leave of him, so that one writer has said that "on that occasion 
the whole town could have been said to have been in tears." He 
took up his residence in Lynn, his native town. There he 
preached occasionally'. In 1831, he was appointed to Ipswich, 
where he labored for about ten months, when he was called to 
take charge of the Seamen's Chapel in Xew Bedford. Ih,* 
preached his farewell sermon there, eJidy 14, L'^ll, and took for 
his text. Psalms IG : 17. He returned to Lynn, and died there of 
palsy, April 2, 1850, aged 7:3 years, 9 months and five dtiys. 
He married A\'idow Jerusha Hinckley, of Orrington, Nov. 2'.), 
1707. See was the widow of Soloman S. Hinckley, of Orrington, • 
(to whom she was married as of Frankfort, Oct. oO, 17UL She f 
was ap])ointed admini-trutor of hi^ estate, April [♦, 171''S, a" \ 

\ Israel S/iou'^ of JJanr/or, and Familij. 19 

Jenisha jMudge,) and daughter of John and liuth Ilolbrook, of 

: AA'elhloet, iMass., (;ind Franktbrt) l)orn, Sept. 18, 1775 ; she died 

in Lynn, Fel:>. 6, 161)6, aged 90 years, 4 mos., 19 days; children 

all horn in Orrington, were : 

i. Soi.OMOX Hinckley, b, Jan. 18, 1S03 ; m. Susan II. Dodge; lived in 

ii. Anne BiCKFOiiD, b. Jan. 15. ISOG ; m. Joseph Atwood Lloyd; lived in 

iii. Marv Atwell. b. Feb. ISIO; d. Aug. -21. ISll. 

iv. Enoch Hedington, b. Mar. 22, 1S12. lie resided in Swampscott. 
(Lynn) Mass.. and was one of the ^Merchant princes and Manul'ae- 
turers of ^lassachusetts. 
ITe died Oct. 1, ISSl. When lie died he liad nearly eoiuploted a Memorial 
C'hiu-ch at Lynn, at a cost of S2.j0.000 in nienioi-y of two of liis <-hildroii. a 
i (iaughter wlio died in 1S79, and a son who was killed in tlie war of tlse Kobcl- 
lion. His estate was estimated at 83,000,000. and h..- wa- lionored as oiu^ of the 
foremost of the energetic, enterprising, and public spirited Merchant princes 
of New England. He nurrried Caroline A. Patten. 


Was son ot Elder Elisha Snow, of Harpswell and Thomaston, 

horn in Harpswell, Oct. 2, 1771. He earae to Bangor, 1807. 

He was a Master Mariner. He died Se[)t. 15, 1<S63, the oldest 

Free ^lason and the oldest citizen of the city. He married his 

cousin Hannah, daughter of Joseph Snow, of South Thomaston, 

Xov. 15, 1793. She was admitted to First Church in Bangor, 

Aug. 18, 1813. She died Jan. 28. 18G5, aged 90 years, 9 mos., 

and 22 days. Children : 

i. Betsey, b. 1705; d. May 10. 1S40. 

ii. Hannah B.. b. July S. 1707; ni. John Sprowl, of Waldoboro. 

ili. Soi'HiA Maria, b. Jan. IS. 1700. 

iv. John \ViNcnt:LE. b. Dec, ISOl ; d. 1S7S. 

V. Israel Henry, b. 180:3; d. July 2S. 1S;33, Ban^ror. ai^f^d 20. 

vi. Susan Hatch, b. 1S07; ui. Joseph Henry Jackson Thayer. ofBrain- 

ti'ce. Mass., and Baniior. (He was a nepliew of Cob 5liuot Thayer, 

of Braintree. who was a Representative to Gen. Court fo?- 30 yciirs ; 

he d. Dec. 14, 135G, aged S5.) Mrs. Thayer resides in Bani^or. 
vii. GEOKCrE Washington, b. in Ban;^or. 3iay 13, ISOU: City Clork of 

Bangor many years, now Clerk of Water Board. Tliree times 

viii. JoSEi'H Atwood, b. Ang. 2. ISll. 
ix. Charles William, b. 1S15; d. 1S7— 
X. Elisha, died iu infancy. 

20 Capt, William Forhes and Pannhj^ of Bangor, 


AVilliam For1)es Avas (he son of Daniel and Persis (Ci'osl)y) 
Forbes, of Westljorougli, Mass., born there March 27, 17()3. 
His father moved to Prookfiehl vrhlh^. he was young. Ca}/t. 
Forl^es established himself in Greenfield, ]Mass., as a ^Terehant, 
where he ^vas iirosperous until the embargo ruined his ])usiness. 
He moved to Bangor in 1709, and bought the Jedediah Pre])le 
Track House, the first frame house in Bangor, near the M'ater 
"Works. He was an intelligent, honest man of the old school. 
Postmaster of Bangor in 1<S()4, and kept the ofiice at his own 
house, Avhere his son Charles H., lived in 188S. He held many 
local offices. He was one of the founders of the Unitaiian Society' 
in Bangor. He died ^lay 15, 1843, aged 81. He married ^liss 
Lucy, daughter of Ebenezer and Elisabeth (Martin) Griiiin, of 
Hampton, Conn., :Ma]ch 1, 1704. She vas born July 21, 1771) ; 
she was admitted to First Church, in Bangor, June 8, 1814 ; she 
died April 23, 1850. Children were : 

i. William Griffix, born in Greentield, Mas>.. Oct. 15. 170S. Eln m. 

He and wife, admitted to First Cliurch, July 19. 1840. and dismissed 
to Chiircli in Sebasticook. Xov. 1, 1848. 

ii. Thomas Jeffeksox. b. in Bang-or, Anii-, IS. ISOO ; CTaduatod. F^rown 
University, 1S25 ; lawyer; studied with Gov. Willianison; admiited 
to the Bar in 18-29; settled Levant, then Bangor, then Columbus. 
Miss., 1835. where he died Aug. 21, 1837. 

iii. Daniel, b. April 15, 1802: Physician: ra. ITatmah Xute. April 2S. 
18-14, '"both of Lincoln." Died in charge of a Hospital in tiie war 
of the Eebellion. 

iv. Geokge, b. March 4. 1804: lived in^Vest Enfield; m. Miss Mary Diirr. 
of Brewer, 1S27. Kemoved West. 

V. Sally, b. Mar. 11, 1809 ; in. Eev. Lichard Woodhull. 1829. He wns b. 
in Fairfield. Conn., 1802: graduated Bowdoin College. 1827 and at 
Bangor Theological Senduar}-. He was ordained Minister of the 
Congregational Church in Thomaston. July 7. 1830: dlsnii>sed. Mar. 
6. 1855; removed to Bangor. He was Treasurer of the Bnngor 
Theological Seminary and "member of the l^oard of Overseos of 
Bowdoin College. lie d. Xov. 12. 1873. aged 71 vears, 10 mos. Mis. 
Woodhull, d. .'S'ept. 24. 1882: they had tetrcliildren. 

vi. Charles Heni;y. b. Feb. 26, 1813; lived on the old homestead in 
Bangor; soldier in late war: d. April 19. 1888: two cliildicn. Mrs. 
W. \V. Mitih.a. of Portland and Kendall P. Forbf'>, of Colorado. 

vii. Llcy Guiffix. b. (Jet. 11. 1>17; m. Albert G. AVaketield. K<i^ni;o; 
lawyer of Bangor, :May 22, 1815. Mr. Wakelicbl. gradnatrd at 
Brown's rni\('rsity. 1830'; he has been ^Nfayor of J;5angor and held 
many other important ollicial po.sitions. Mrs. Wakefield, d. Oct. 21. 

WiUiam Tehhcts, Senirjv and Pamily. David IF. Ilai/nes. 21 



Settled in GouKl^L'oro' ; removed to Bungor, 1779; removed to 
Corinth. AVife Luninia Yoang ; she died in Indiana. ChiUlren, 
not in order : 

i. Abxer. b. ni. Davis, of Exeter ; removed to Corintli ; d. in Exeior. 

ii. GEOK<.rK. b. of '"Penobscot Eiver:"' published iu Orringtoii. O.-t. 

21, 17SG to Dow. Kemoved to Indiana. 

iii. Willia:\i, b. Oouldsboro, 1705; ni, Stirah 'i'lioins. of Orrin;;ton. by 

Col. Jona Eddy, Dee. 25. 17U3; be d., Kenduskeag. 
iv. lU:x,iA.Mix. 111. itaunah liose: removed to Indiana. 

V. Sarah, b. 1704; m. lir>r, Os^-ood; seeoiid. David Mann, of 

Oi-ringto!!, (Brewer) 17>S. 
vi. ^Iary, in. Jona Snow, of Bang-or. Oct. 27. 1708; moved to Kentiiek}-. 
vii. LuHAXiA, m. Elislia Mavbew;' moved to Indiana. 

viii. Daxikl. m. Widow Margaret Potter, Aug. 13, 17S'J, by Pev. S. Xob 



]Mr. Ilaynes was born in Sudhury, ]Mass. ; he remo^'ed to 
Dresden, and thenee to Bangor in 180l\ wlierc he was a respected 
citizen, Tow^n olHcer, etc. He moved to what is now Edinbnri:-, 
in 1813, arriving there February 3d. He was the np})ernio:>t 
settler on Penol)Scot Kiver for four years. His descendants are 
nnnierous ; he died, Aug. 28, 184r>, aged 77. He marrird 
Iltmnah Piper, in Dresden, ai^out 1791 ; she died, Aug. ti, 
1840, aged 71 ; children were : 

i. David \V.,b. iu Dresden ; settled in Patten ; m. Xancy ^Vak■ott ; cliildron : 

Thomas, married- 


3. Elmira. ra. Epliraim H. Hall. 

ii. Isaac P., b. Mar. 16. 1705; lived in Passadumkeag; farmer a?id tavern 
keeper, representative, etc. He d, Se[)t. 0, 1S50; lie m. .M;ii-y 
Hatborn at Suid^haze. .Jan. 7. 1819; sbeb. Marcli 5, 1708; d. Oct. 10, 
1877; they bad 12 children : 

Iii. Alvix, b. do Aug. 5. 1801 ; lived in Haynesville. wbieh was named for 
him; moved to Winn, lbG3; d. there Sept. 17. 1875. He was repre- 
sentative; he m. three times, and had several children, among tliem 
Charles A. and Georo:e H. 

iv. Aakon, b. in Bangor. Mar. 9. 1S05; settled in Passadumkeag; tavern 
keeper, sberitl". colonel of tlie regiment, and representative. He d. 
August. 1880; he m. his cousin. Mary Haynes : s!ie b. April 0, l80r> ; 
died. Tliey had nine children, all died 3'ouiig. 

V. Eucv, m. Jolm Eliwood. ot Boston. 

vi. Louisa, m. Hon. Asa Smith, of Mattawamkeag, Feb. 19. 1S2G; he lived 
at Haynesville and Passadumkeag. prior. "He was Pepresentativi; 
and Senator, Post-master forty years. He d. Doc. 10. l^::^lj; his 
widow now resides at Mattawamkeag; they had six cliildren, 

vii, El.MHJA. 

viii. Ei.BUiDGK G., b. in Bangor. Oct. 3, 1810; lived in Edinburg until IS.'-J. 
when he moved over the river to Passadumkeag. He was a man 
mu(.'h resjjected ; he married his cousinPuth P. Hayiios. of Obt-il. of 
iJresden; lie d. Jan. 10. 1783. Tiicy !iad eight children, among 
whom were Horace and H'a Frank. 


the Crauherry Islands. 


These islands lie oil' the Island of Mount Descll and were 
included in the Grant to Jolui Ileinard, June 23, 1785, and Do 
Gregoire and his wife, July G, 1787. By partition they l>ccanie 
the property of the latter who sold to ^Viiliam T]in<>-ham, July 0, 
179G. Great Cran])erry Island contains 850 acres; Little Cran- 
berry Island, 350 acres ; Sutton's or Lancaster Island, 200 acres ; 
Baker's Island, 90 acres; and Bear Island, 50 acres. 

The first settler on the Great Island was .David Biinher, who it 
is said moved away. JBenjamin Spurling came lu^xi, he wa^ born 
in Portsmouth, N. IL, Se})t. 19, 1798, and died on the island in 
1790. He is said to have ])een the ancestor of most of the name 
in Hancock County. His decendants now occupy his old home- 
stead. Benjamin Spurling, of Cranbei'ry Island sold Joseph 
Walhice, of Narraguagus, for £60 the lot he then lived on at 
Cranberry Island, 150 acres, June 27, 1788. Witness, Hannah 
Shaw and Peggy Nickels. 

William jyid'els, was an early settler. He removed to Narra- 
guagus. His heirs were granted a lot of land on the island of 
100 acres, March 28, 1792 on that account. His lot was laid out 
by John Peters. 

Aaron Bunker, perhaps son of David was on the Island early ; 
his lot, laid out by John Peters in 1790, "began at the bounds 
between him and Widow Stanley, running North by East to the 
Cove, then following the shore to the Bar, then across the Bar, 
then follow the shore to tirst mentioned bounds*' 100 acres. 

Jonathan Rich, moved from Mt. Desert on to the Island, previ- 
ous to 1790. '^Jonathan Rich, late of Marblehead, now of Cran- 
berry Island, sells for £200 to Olive Stanwood, widow, during 
her widowhood all his property in Mount desart, ^larch 31, 
1792." His lot on Cranberry Island, "began at a small s|)ruce 
tree, the bounds between him and Spurling ; then run South 32 
degrees; West, 90 rods to a spruce tree; then South b6 degrees 
East to the shore ; then by the shore to first bounds." 

John Stanley was an early settler, I am not .^ure but he lived on 
both islands. He died May 7, 1783, aged 47, (Grave stone.) 

The Cranhcrry IsJmvJ,'^. 23 

Samuel Sewall, of Marblcliead, was apj)ointod admiuistrator of his 
estate, Aug. 4, 1792, at Hancock CouiUy Probate Court. The 
Widow Staidey, whom I suppose to be his widow, had her lot 
laid out by John Peters, ITi'O, it "began at a stake and stones 
near tish tiakes, follo^ving the sliore as far as a l)ar that goes to 
Aaron Bunker's ; then back on the other side of the neck : 62 
acres with a small pond of one or two acres." 

Jonathan Stanley, son of the above prol)a])ly was an early 
settler prior to 3 790. 


Samuel Iladlock, Sen., tirst settled on ]\[t. Desert Island, near 
Iladlock's Pond. His buildings were burned there and he removed 
to Little Cranberry Island. He died. 

Samuel Hadkjck, Jr., was an early settler. He was born in 
Marblehead, and died on the Island, Se[jt. 21, 1854, aged 84 ; hi? 
wife Sarah, died Oct. 1, 1861, aged 90. His descendants now 
live on the Island. 

baker's island. 

William GiHey, from ^\i. Desert was the first settler. He died 
on the Island, at the age of 93. 


William Moore, from Sutton's IsUmd, settled early and died 
there at the aire of 75. 


Joseph Lancaster, from Sullivan, was the tirst settler. Isaac 
Pichardson from Mt. Desert, also went there and died at the age 
of 85. William ?yIoore, also settled on this Ishmd, but afterward 
removed to Bear Island. 

These Islands were at first incor};orated into the Town of Mt. 
Desert. ]Marchl6, 1830, they were incojporated into t!)c T(Avn 
of Cranberry L-^hiuds. Samuel Iladlock, Enoch Spurlin^'- and 
Joseph Moore were the first Selectmen* 

24 Sl'efc//es of Early L(ui')/(-rs in Penobscot Connfi/. 



[C'oiiUibiited by Josepli ^\■illi;lln^O!l. Esi]., of Belfast.] 

Pklatjaii IlncHCocK,'*' born in Brookfield, Mass., came to Brewer 
in 1802, and was with. Oliver Leonard in his office about a year, 
tliough not a partner. He tlien cb<anged his pLace of abode to ALaj. 
Treat's, nearly opposite, on tbie Bangor side of the Penobscot, (Rose 
Tavern) a mile above the point, Vv'here he resided a conple of years. 
He liad previously practiced law in ILirdwick, where he married the 
daughter of General Warner, a hulv of high spirits and personal ch.arms. 

due, and she separated from him. He then practiced in Brookfield, 
and thence removed to tl^e banks of th.c Penol)scot : now being about 
forty-five vears old. He \vas of verv respectable descerit ; tlie ncph.ew 
of Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, the settled minister of Providence. When 
Hitchcock left Bangor, he ak^o left his profession, and the last heard of 
him was this, that the man of collegiate and professional education, 
engrafted upon a naturally fine genius, ha.d become a bar-keeper in one 
of the taverns of ^Vorcester county. Of course the ultimatum ot his 
career is easily foreseen. He has been represented by those who knew 
him, to have had no other fault than the one mentioned. He was 
social, courteous in his manners and witty and facetious in his conver- 
sation. While at Hardv/ick he was a brigade-major, as one of Gen. 
Warner's aides. His mind, though good, was not thoroughly imbued 
either by science or the law ; with a fine, fair, light complexion, and 
stature of middling height, his appearance was prepossessing. x\s an 
advocate, he was smooth, ingenious and amusing; and sometimes 
managed an argument with no small ability. 

Samuel Upham,! (Dartmouth College, iSoi) a classmate of Daniel 
Webster, and brother of Jabez and George B. Upham. supposed to be 
a native of Worcester County, Mass., at the bar of which he was ad- 
mitted an attorney, opened his office at Bangor, in 1S04, in a chamber 
of the M. & A. Patten's store. Here he remained about two years. 
He was a talented man, a well read lawyer, and a flippant, smooth 
and rather able advocate. His complexion was light; his statLU'e five 
feet eight inches, well proportioned, and his manners were atTable and 
commanding. He was a single man when at Bangor, and in those 
days of indulgent habits, had a taste for free living. Hence, a brother, 
one of the Boston firm of Gassett & Upham, took him into the count- 

•He graduated at Harvard College l7Jo, aud dkd in l>ol.— Editok. \ 

tDi<Mi 18(51, aged S3.— Editor. \ 

SlcetcJ(P-'^ of Earhj Lairi/crs in Penohscot County. 25 

i]i^-rooni, and he left tlie practice of law and became a merchant. 

Andrew Morton, (Brown University, 1795) was related to Marcui 
Morton, late governor of Massachusetts. He read law with Lev 
Lincoln, of Worcester, former attorney-general of the United States* 
lie was a man of vigorous mind ; capacious and energetic. His Jaw- 
reading was thorough, and he came to the bar a voung man of much 
promise. He settled in his profession at Hampden ; being the first 
lawyer ever resident in that town. He was of light complexion, tali 
and a little stooping, and rough in manners. His eloquence was com- 
manding, his head clear, his countenance and gestures expressive and 
forcible. In short he was an able advocate, of a popular turn; and 
had he lived a temperate life, his days would probably have been pro- 
longed, and his lot have been to till some elevated sphere among the 
statesmen of the age. He died in Hampden, unmarried, in 1S05. For 
his iiiany valuable qualities, his acquaintances delighted to cherish a 
long and afl'ectionate recollection. 

Peleg Chandler,* (Brown University, 1795) was of the fourths 
generation from one of four brothers who emigrated from England and 
settled in the old Plymouth Colony. One of the four was Philip, 
whose son was of the sanie name, and whose grandson, named Peleg. 
was born in Duxboro'. Mass. The wife of t!ie latter was Sarah, 
daughter of Barnabas W'inslow, a descendant of the Winslow f^imily in 
that colony. After their marriage they came to New Gloucester, and 
was one of the earliest settlers of that town. Peleg, the subject of this 
sketch, was born there Sept. 9, 1773. He had ten brothers and sisters. 
Philip, one of the brothers, lived and died at New Gloucester. A 
daughter married General Samuel Fessenden. In 1797, Peleg married 
Esther Parsons, daughter of Col. Isaac Parsons, of New Gloucester, 
whose father was the brother of Judge Theophilus Parson's father. 
Upon leaving college, he began the study of law in the office of William 
Symmes, at Portland, but his pious mother was anxious he should be 
a minister, and he returned home. Disinclined to theology as a pro- 
fession, he engaged for several years in trade and in agriculture. At 
length he returned to the law ; first in the office of Ezekiel W^hitman, 
a college classmate, and last in that of Gen. Fessenden, both of New 
Gloucester, and was admitted to the bar of Cumberland County in 1S17. 
He first opened an ofhce at Danville Corner, where he practiced about 
two years ; his family, however, residing in New Gloucester. He then 
removed his office to the latter place, where he remained until 1S26, 
and then came to Bangor. Mr. Chandler was early appointed a Justice 
of the Peace, and for several years was one of the Justices of the Court 
of Sessions. He has a family of four sons and three daughters; and 
the former are all lawyers. Charles P., (Bowdoin College, 1S22) 
settled in Foxcroft ; Theophilus P., and Peleg W. settled in Boston. 
The last named, who graduated at li^ovvdoin in 1S34, is editor of the 
' Law Reporter, published in that city. Peleg Chandler, the father is 
(^uite a large man in statute, six feet in height and well proportioned ; 
has a large, light countenance, indicative of intellect, a man of very 
/ 1 regular habits. 

t •Died in Bangor, Is-IT.— EDO oit. 


26 Intentions of Marriage. 


(Contributed by William D. Patterson, Esq., of Wiscasset.) 

1760, Aug. 5, Daniel Brookins,t of Jeremy Squam Island, j and 

Hannah Young. 
Aug-. 16, Jacob MetcalFand Deborah Dantord. 
Nov. 5, Thomas Williamson and vSarah Blackledge. 

1761, Feb. 4, Henry Griffis and Abagaii Nights, both of Jeremy 

May 2, Moses Tomson and Elisabeth Taylor. 
Aug. I, Abraham Nason and Anna Erik. (?) 
Sept. 5, Josliua Young and Elenor Whittam. 
Sept. 5, Solomon Backer and Ruth Pike^ of Frcetov/n. § 
Sept., Dennis Gatchei, of Abagadusett** and ]SJary Holmes. 
Oct. 31, Tames Hodge, of Freetown and Susannah Avrili. 

1763, May 10, Peter Paterson, of Newcastle and Elisabeth Taylor. 
Oct. 4, Nathan Gove and Hannah Trask, both of Freetov»'n. 
July 17, John Gray and Betty Boyinton. 

Sept. 2, John Decker, of Jeremy Squam and Anna Bradbiu'y. 
Sept. 16, Samuel G wood win, Jr., and Anna Gove. 
^7^3' J^^- ^' Ebenezer Dean and Patience Brokins. 

Jan. 20, Doctor William Low and Mary Avrili. 
Jan. 25, James Paterson and Margaret How^ard. of Cushonock. ij 
Mar. 5, A^bigah Smith and Jerusha Spofford. 
Mar. 10, Benjamin Coffin and Anna Kincard. ( .^) 
^ Mar. 26, John Bryant and Hannah Hilton. 
July 9, Benj. Pumrov and Hannah Pearce. 
Aug. 10, John Hughs and Elisabeth Kingsbury. 
Sept. 29, Thomas Jackson and P^lisabeth Kincard. 
Oct. 16, Thomas Slooman and Lyda Honevvel. 
Oct. 16, Alex. Gray and Abygal Young. 
Oct. 20, Israel Avrili and Mary Hilton, of Broad Cove. 
Oct. 21, Joseph Hilton and Anna Gray. 
Oct. 22, Ncmiah Heventon. Jr., and Abygal Rines, both of 

Jeremy Squam. 
Dec. 17, Benj. Avrili and Mary Hnnter. 
Dec. 31, Honewell and Jane Jeleson. 

1764, Feb. 4, Benjamin Albee and Abygal ClirTord, both of Freetown. 
Mar. 8, Abigah Dickeson and Hannah Sevey. 

Mar. 17, vSolomon Trask, of Freetown and Hannah Bucker. 
April 5, Benj. Kelley and Dorothy Robinson, both of Freetown. 

♦Pnwnalborougli, incorporated ITGO, as coutaineti are now the towusof Dre-den, AJua, 
"VVis'^asset and Ptjrkin.s. 

t When no town is named, the person belonged in Pownalborough. 

;J: Jeremy .'^quam Ishind, now Westport. 

^Freetown, now EdKeeoral>, incorporated 3Iiirch 5, ITto. 

♦•'Abagadusett, now Bowdoinham. 

!|Now Augusta. 

In f en f ions of Marriage . 27 

April 5, Thomas Kellev and Abi'j^al Crowd, both of do. 
April 9, Edmund Bridge and Phebe Bowman, of Lexington, 

June 2, Levi Powers, of Kennebec River and Sarah Danford. 
Nov. 2, Capt. Robert Twyeroe, (?) of W^aterperry, England 

and Lyda Goodwin. 
1^65, Jan. 14, John Backer, Jr., and Eh'sabetli Pottle. 

Mar. 23, Prul Twambly and Mary Goudy, both of Harenton,* 
Mar. 23, Amos Goudy and Sarah Clark, both of Harenton. 

1766, Nov. 12, Timothy Smellidge and Jemimah Black, both of 

Jeremy Squam. 
Dec. 2, Thomas Rice, Esq., and Rebecka Kingsbury. 
Dec. 18, Enoch Averili and Ruth Hilton. 
Dec. 28, Solomon Gove and Johannah Moore, both of Freetown. 

1767, July 4, Benj. Harford and Anna Spaldin. 

Aug. 20, Noah Cross and Abygal Hammock, both of Freetown. 

Aug. 28, Samuel Webber and Marriam Crocker, both of do. 

Sept. 13, John Curier and Judah Prese. (?) 

Oct. 2, JoDn Decker, Terts and Hannah Kean. 

Oct. 3,Willard Spaldin and Hannah Jordan. 

Oct. 30, Caleb Cresey and Meriba Hutchins. 

Nov. 4, John Jones, of Newcastle and Mary Runlet. 

Nov. 20, Hollis Hutchins and Elisabeth Boyinton. 

Dec, Oliver Boyinton and Sarah Hutchins. 
176S, Mar. 28, Joseph Richards and Sarah Payrl. (?) 

Mar. 28, Gabriel Hambleton and Sarah Metcaif. 

May 28, Timothy Brown and Mary Lambert. 
1765, Mar. 3c, Robert Lambert and Abygal Urin, of New Castle. 

Mar. 30, Benj. Eaten and Jane Webber, of Freetown. 

May I, Adyno Nye and Mary Weeks, of Richmond. 

May 1 1 , Robert Lumbert, Jr., and Abygal Savage, of Woolwich. 

May 25, William Sevey and iVbygai Smith, of Woolwich. (?) 

July 12, Robert Hood, of Georgetown and .Sarah Williamson 

July 25, Asa Gore and Abygal Trask, both of Freetown. 

Aug. 30, Benj. Honewell and Abygal Rines, of Jeremy Squam. 

Aug. 30, Joseph Rines, of Jeremy Squam and Abygil Rickers. 

Sept. 12, Wm. McCallister, of Sheepscot River and Jerusha 

Sept. 15, John McKennev and Sarah Kenney, of Georgetown. 
'-V Nov. 59, Asa Smith and Ruth Averili. 

] Dec. 21, Wm. Cunningham and Dolby Colbee, both of Freetown. 

I 1766, Jan. ir, Samuel Williamson and Lyda Pike. 
/ Fep. iS, James Richards and Elisabeth Hason, both of Freetown. 

I 1765, Dec. 10, Nehemah Herenton, Jr., and Martha Smith, of Jeremy 
V Squam. 

j' 1766, Feb. 15, Samuel Sylvester. Jr., and Mary Horner. 
I jSLar. 15, John Sevey and 3,Iaria Bradbury. 

*No\v Bristol. 

'2S Intentions of idarriage. 

April 5, Abraham Preble and Mary Gray. 

April 12, }ona Spofford and Mary Cothrin, of Freetown. 

May 3, John Johnson and Elisabeth Kenney. 

Oct. 4, WiHiam Sioornan and Lyda Gray. 
176S, June 7, Charles Gushing, Esq., and Elisabeth Sumner, of 
Roxbury, (jNIass.) 

June 25, John Ijoyinton and Hannah Taylor. 

July ^, David Averill and Elisabeth Hilton. 

July 10, John Kingsbury and Elisabeth Place. 
1770, June 7, Edward Springer, of Georgetown and Mary Stain. 

June 8, Thomas jNIurpb.e and Presilla Wallis, of Boston. 

June 14, Benj. Glidden, of New Castle and Youred Avrill. 

Aug. 16, John Woodman and Mary Cooper, of New Castle. 

Sept. 15, Moses Laiten and Rebecca Worster. 

Sept. 29, Samuel Averill and Jvlary McClanin. 

Sept. 29, John Call and Sarah Eewis, of Bootlibay. 
1 769, ""June 25, Obdiah Robinson and Sarah Silvester. 

July 3, Oliver Peasley and Sarah Preble. 

July i5, John Dorin and Barshaba Webber, both of Freetown. 

Aug. 12, John Pumroy and Jane Chapman. 

July 15, Thomas Stuart and Sarah Averill. 

July 25, Henry Runlet and Mary Chapman. 

Aug. 9, Zenas Studson and Molly Perkins. 
1770, Aug. 13, Benj. Colby and Elisabeth Foy. 

Oct. 29, John Hutchins and Moly Albee, both of Freetown. 

1769, Dec. 26, James Gray and Susannah Walker, of AV'ooiwich. 

1770, Dec. I, Henry Quint and Sarah Honewell. 

Dec. S, James Moore and Mary Eastman, both of Freetown. 
Dec. 22, John Hilton, Jr. and Hannah Prat, near said town. 
-'- Dec. 22, John Bryant and Eucy Stephens, both near Damaris- 
cotta River. 

1 77 1, Tan. 5, Thomas Bates nndCatharen Kennedy, both of Freetown. 
Jan. 31, Charles Rundlet and Olive Chatland, of Boothbay. 
Feb. 19, Nathan Peasley and Lydia Bartlett, both near Pownal- 

Feb. 19, Jona Bartlett and Mary do. 

1769, Dec. 10, John Chapman and Hannah Blackledge. 
Dec. 17, David Danford and ^Mary Young. 

1770, Feb. 12, Jona Bowman, Esq., and Mrs. Mary Emerson, of 

May 6, J'OSeph Taylor, Jr.. and Ester Chapman. 

1771, ISIar. 29, Amos Hutchins and Mary Collar. "' '• ' 
April 20, John Smithson. Leighton and Sarah Barey, Ijotli o^ ) 

Freetown. Tv^ 

May S, David Young and Rachel Grant, of Woolwich. 

May 10, Abraham Lord and Mary 

.July 13, Timothy Langdon and Miss Sarah Vans, of Boston. 
.. ■ July 13, Zekiel Sterne and Sarah Doge, of Freetown. 

July 13, Wm. Slooman and Abygail Greenleaf, of Georgetown. 

Aug. 10, John Patrick and Mary Colby, both of Freetov/n. ^ 

intentions of ^[arriarje. ^9 

Sept. S, Jonas Fitch and Anna Miller, of Bristol. 

Oct. I, John Collier, of Whitehaven and Cathren Hungenfojd. 

Nov. I, Elkanah Elemes and Elisabeth Thompson. 

Ncv. 14, William Avrill and Abygal Gray. 

Nov. 21, Benjamin Tomson and Sarah Eastman^ of Freetown. 

Dec. 27, Solomon Ilerscy and Bety Preble. 

1772, Feb. S, Isaac Clitloid and Rachel Decker, both of Freetown. 
Mar. 19, Benjamin King and Ruth Bartlett, adjacent toPownal- 


April II, Azariahi Pottle and Lncy Silvester. 

April I 7, Timothy Parsons and Elisabetii Silvester. 
-^ May 2, Thomas Rines, of Jeremy Squam and ]Mary Danford. 

May 2, Nath. Leeman and Elisabeth Blackledge, both of Free- 

May 9, Aaron Tomson and Elisal)eth Runlet. 

May 13, Jonathan Heath, near and Ann Glldden. 

June I, John Wilson, of Vv'orkenton in Old Ent^laml and Mary 

June 20, Ebenezer Silvester and Ann liutchlns. 

Aug. 2, William Fog and Anna Sutton. 

Aug. 30, Timothy Ferrin and Abygal Dana. 

Oct. 10, W^illiam Hersom ann Phebe Gray. 

Oct. 10, Stephen Merril and Phebe Clidbrd, both of Freetown. 

Oct. 17, Solomon vSevey and Sarah McNear, of New Castle. 

Nov. 31, Charles Runlet and Anna Chase, of Freetown. 

Dec. 2, Paul Nute and Margaret Munsay. (?) 

Dec. 30, James Ayers and Mary Woodbridge, Newcastle. 

Dec. 3', Johathan Colbuin, of Statibrd in Coneticut and 
Abehail Young. 

1773, Jan. 16, Amos Pearson and Marcy Sevev. 
Jan. 16, William Decker and Johanna Marshal. 
Mar. 20, Samuel Gray and Sarah McCleland. 

Mar. 20, George Lewis, of Boothbay and Dorcas Lambert. 
Mar. 27, John Hilton and Rebeca Chase, of head of the Tide, 
April 3, Samuel Jonson. Newcastle and Lydia Reonix. 
June 12, Nath. Knight, of Jeremy Squam Island and Judah 

Eastman, of a place called Freetown. 
July 31, Jonathan ]\IuDsey, Jr., and Jane Jones. 
Aug. 8, Barth'w Fowler and Hannah Briant. 
Aug. 8, Joseph Gray and Lowes Rundlet. 
Sept. 5, Naphth Munsey and Christian Kincaid. 
Oct. 17, Rothins ( ?) Blagdon and 3Iartha Laiton. 
Oct. 17, Joseph Lov\^ell and Abigal Danford. 
Nov. 7, Jose})h Thompson and Elisabeth Arnold. 

1774, Jan. 9, David Carlton and ^Miriam Brown, of Brunswick. 
Jan. 9, John Sokey and Mary Colby, of Freetown. 

Jan. 23, Oliver Boynton and Sarah Fletcher. 

Feb. 37, Johu Gray, Jr., and IMehetable Brown, of Woolwich. 

Mar. 35, Job Averill and Mary Tuckermore, 

Mar. 30, Nymphas Bodtish and Mercy Goodwin. 

30 intentions of Marriage, 

April 9, John Avcrill and Mary Stewart. 
April 13, Dennis Linch and Abigal Chaples, 

1774, April 24, Joseph Gray and Elenor Gray. 
April 24, Henry Thomas and Lydia'llall, of a place called 

Darraariseotty Pond. 
April 23, James Savage, of Woohvich and Anna Yoang. 
April 21, George Erskine and Elona McNear, of Newcastle. 
June 20, JohaDuntou, Edgecomb and Lucy Hammon. 
June 20, Abraham Decker and Ruth Chaples, both of Boothbay. 
June 25, Samuel Averill and Jane Foy. 
July 23, Benjamin Young and Mary Harableton. 
July 31, Aaron Tomson and Joanna Beal. 
Sept. 17, Carr (?) Barker and Sarah Ilarnden, of Woohvich. 
Sept. 17, Robert Foy and Barshabe Hutchins. 
Sept. 27, John Stain and Rebecca Emerson. 
Oct. 29, John Barber, of Charlestown and Molly Whither. 
Nov. 3, Moses Gray and Hannah Gray. 
Nov. 5, Jonathan Munsey and Bettj^ Winslow. 

1775, Feb. 10, Beniamin Thomson and Molly Fletcher. 
April IG, John I\Iolloy and Hannah Hutchinson. 
April 23, John Chatman and Rachel Bointon. 
April 29, Ebenezer Greenlief and Elisabeth Chatman. 
May 18, Thomas Johnson and Abigaie Goodwin, was published 

by the Rev. Parson Baley, by the desire of Samuel Goodwin, 

June 10, David Nash and P^lisabeth Ordway. 

June 10, Jethro Delano and Abigail Eldred. 

Jund 24, David Plummer and Sarah Hutchins. 

July 15, Samuel Gray and Susauah Cooper, of Newcastle. 

July 29, Asa Heath aVid Rebecca Philbrok. 

Aug. 12. Anthony Nutter and Betty Holbrook. 

Sept. 17, Jonathan Arad Powers and Abial Bu#'kmaster. 

Sept, 23, Benjamin Gray and Katherine Bradbury. 

Oct. 7, Jacob Woodman and Elisabeth Rundlet. 

Oct. 14, John Quint and Lydia Young. 

Nov. 18, Henry Seaman and Sarah Chatman. 

Doc. 2, Moses Dudley and Apphia Sleeper, of a place called 

Eastern River without the bounds of any town. 
Dec. 25, Sobester (?) Murphy and Jane Murphy. 

1776, Jan. 20, Joseph Stevens and Jane ^McNear, of Newcastle. 
Jan. 20, James McNenr and Jane Erskine, of Bristol. 
Mar. 3, Timothy Williams, of Woolwich and Mariam Tomson. 
May 20, Rev. ?>Ir. Thomas ^loore and Mrs. Anna Kingsbury. \ 
Oct. 20, James Preble and Martha Turner, of Newcastle. ' f \ 
Oct. 27, James Turner, of Sheepscot River and Rachel Svlvester. \ 
Nov. 20, David Boynton and Hannali Holbrook. V 
Nov. 27, Israel Averill and Jenny Clark. | \ 
Nov. 29, Samuel Emerson and Marcy Dudley. * ^ 
Nov. 30, John Johnston and Rebecca Goodwin, 

In lent ions of Ma rriage, 3 1 " 

Dec. 17, Daniel Lambert andElisabetli Tar, of Ballstown.* 

1777, Feb. 7, Abraham Southard, of Boothbay and Jenny Lambert. 
Feb. 8, Samuel G rover and ]\]ary Trow. 

IMar. 19, Benjamin Abeat and Sarah Brown, of Brunswick. 

I^Iar. 24, .Jolin Ball and Thankful Brown, both of Ballstown. 

]\[ar. 29, David Kincaid and Mary Brown. 

April 4, Barnabas Baker and Mrs. Elisabeth Springer, of 

April 12, Lemiual Williams, of Woolwich and Mrs. Anna Hilton, 

^lay 3, Obadiah Call and Experience Howling. 

June 11, Jacob Randall and T^Irs. Nancy Harford, of George- 

Oct. 11, Ebenezer Hilton and Al)igail Arnold. 

Oct. 13, WHliara Young and Margaret Pumroy. 

Oct. '2^, .James Kincaid and Abigail Lambert. 

Nov. 9, Daniel Dunton, of Edgecomb and Abigal Smith. 

Nov. 23, Peter Holbrook and INIartha Greeuleaf. 

Nov. 23, John bloody, of Darmiscotta Pond and Olive Preble. 

Dec. 17, Keuben Gray and Kaeliel Young. 

1778, Jan. 2, Capt. Daniel Scot and Elisabeth Nelson. 

Jan. 8, Caleb Bartlctt and Molly Cooper, both of Head of the 

1778, INIar. 13, Thomas Prince and Hnnnali Prince, of North Yarmoutli. 
June 6, Amos Moody and Betty Chamberlain, both of a place 

called Head of the Tide. 
Aug. 15, Smith Baker and Elisabeth Bunker. 
Aug. 23, Ezekiel Peasley, of Head of the Tide and Nancy 

Oct. 3, Benjamin Arnold and Sarah Greenleaf. 
Oct. 18, Moses White, of Holewell and Margaret Casland. 
Dec. 6, ISIajor John Huse and ^Nliss Jemima El well. 
Dec. 30, Benj. Davis and Elisabeth Stilsin. 

1770, Feb. 11, John Bagiey and Mary Turner, both of Head of tbe 

INIar. 2, Israel Hunnewell and ]\Iolly ^fcKenney. 

May 13, John Boynton and Hepzebali Fletcher. 

June 11, Stephen Call and Rezia Hatch, of Bowdoinham. 

Nov. 20, Ste[)hen Marson and Jane McGoon. 
1780, Jan. 20, Abraham Walker and Sarah Crray. 

Jan. 25, Morril Hilton and Anna 'Williams, of Woolwich. 

Feb. 10, Pcletiah Boynton and Lydia Biackiedge. 

Feb. 17, Samuel Kincaid and Sarah Steward. 

Feb. 23, Richard Kidder and Hannah Elastman, resident in 

Isow Jefftrson. 

32 Monument to Park IloUand at JMt. llojw. Gen. Cobb, 

HOPE, ba>;goe. 

The Society of tho Cincinnati was formed of officei's of the 
Revolutionary Army at the close of tlie AV;ir in 1783. Genei-al 
Henry Knox, afterwards of Thomaston, was the leading spirit in 
its inception. AVashington was its President until his death, and 
General David Cobb, of Taunton and Gouldsborough, was a Vice 
President. There were several State branches of the Society, 
among which was (and is) the Massachusetts Society, of which 
the Hon. Samuel C. Cobb, of Boston, grandson of General CobI), 
is President. This Society is perpetuated by the descendants of 
the original members. 

Cape. Park Holland, who was well known on Penobscot river, 
was an original memV)er. The Society, thiough it's President, the 
Hon. 'Mr. Cobb, requested Mr. J. W. Porter, of this city, to 
cause to l)e erected a sul)stantiul mon.ument in memory of Mr. 
Holland, on the family lot at Mount Hoj)e. Tlii.-D has just been 
completed and set, and has upon it the following inscription : 

*'Park Holland, 
Born in Shrewsbury, Mass., Nov 19, 1752, died in Bangor, Maine, May 

21, 1S44. 

He served in the War of the Revolution as Lieutenant in the fiftli 
Regiment of Massachusetts ; and in grateful memory of that service, 
the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati lias caused this stone to be 

A. D. iSSS." 


General Cobb lived with General Washington at Mount Vernon, 
for the lirst year after the AVar, and Washington gave him a smtdl 
likeness of himself, painted on ivory, which is uow in possession 
of his (General Cobb's) great-grand-son, Mr. George N. Black, 
of Boston. Gen. Cobb, among his other indu:?tries carried on the 
Whale fishery })usiness, at Gouldsboro, employing several vessels. 
John Richards was co-Agent with Gen. CoIjI), of the Bingham 
Estate, as see the following : 


The subscriber is directed to call upon all these who are indebted to f 
David Cobb and John Richards, Esquires for timber rent, to make \ 
immediate payment to him, and that the obligatio!is of tliose who , 
ne.^Aeci payment be delivered to Joim Dickinson, Eicp, lui buit at the \< * 
next August term. \ \ 

MacHiAS, April 10, iSio. STEPHEN JONES." . > 

Ante, Yoh III, p; 

James Shtart Holmes. 33 

ja:*ii:s stuart HOL:\rES, the pioneer lawyer, of 


(Contributed by John F. Sprague, Esq., of Monson.) 

James Stuart Holmes, the subject of this paper was the sccoud hiwyer 
to commence the practice of the profession in that part of Maine, that 
is now Piscataquis County. Although one other lawyer, David Aigry, 
had preceded hnn by a few months at Sebec, yet as Mr. Aigry remained 
hero but a short time when he went to a Western State, Mr. Holmes 
may well be denominated tlie Pioneer of the profession in this (Piscata- 
quis) County. He was the son of James and Jerusha (Rawson) 
Holmes, born in that part of H^oron. now" Oxford, Nov. 13, 1702. He 
was the oldest of nine children, eighi; sons and one daughter ; one 
brother, Job, of Calais married Vesta, the sister of Hannibal Hamlin. 

The Holmes' claimed to have descended from the Stuart, royal family 
of England. James' boyhood and early youth were passed on his 
father's farm, among the bills of Oxford, which have produced so large 
an array of noted and talented men. He attended the town schools 
and Hebron Academy until he was thoroughly prepared for college. 
He graduated from Brown University, 1819 ; he immediat'i'ly entered 
the law office of the Hon. Enoch Lincoln, of Paris, afterwards a 
Representative in Congress and Governor of the State. Mr. Holmes 
remained there four years pursuing his legal studies, varied only by 
occasional visits to Portland where he was the guest and friend of Hon. 
Stephen Longfellow a distinguished lawyer and politician of that time, 
but now especially remembered as the father of Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow, the Poet. At this time young Holmes enjoyed the 
acquaintance and friendship of the future author of ''Evangeline." 

In 1878, he visited the Poet at his home in Cambridge, Mass., and 
there these old and long parted friends revived and lived over again the 
recollections of by-gone days. In 1822, after admission to the Bar he 
settled in the new Town of Foxcroft on the northerly bank of the Pis- 
cataquis River, where his two ])rothers, Salmon and Cyrus had preceded 
him in 1818. He here opened a law office and commenced the practice 
iOf his profession. In the autumn of the same year, he opened and 
ftaught a High School for one term, which was incorporated the next 
i^^vear, (1823) by the Legislature as Foxcroft Academy, with a small 
:rant of land. This is a successful sciiool to-da3% and a monument of 
honor to its founder. He was a member of its Board of Trustees and 
served without interruption until his decease. He always took great 

i! ri 

James Stuart IloJines, 

interest iu this iDstitution of Icnrning and never until the last year of 
his life, when he had become too feeble from age and disease had he 
failed to attend an academical examination of the stndcnts and seldom 
any meeting of the iJoard of Trustees. 

From the time of entering npon his profession to abont the years 
1838 or 1831) he had an extensive and lucrative practice, thougli brought 
directly in competition -with sncli eminent men. eminent for legal iearn- 
ino-, as well as for forensic talent, as Hon. John Appleton, after^yards 
Chief Justice, Gorham Parks. J. 1*. liogers, Jacob McGaw, A. G. 
JeAvett and others at tliat time who Avere all intellectual giants, yet he 
was regarded as the peer of the al)]est. For a time he was a law 
partner with the Hon. James S. "Wiley, at one time a Kepresentative in 
Couo-ress from this District. Fhe oi'ganization of the new County of 
Piscataquis, produced radical changes in tlie legal business in this 
region, and in the fraternity as well. It introduced new men with new 
methods and narrovred the field of labor. From this time onvrard his 
practice declined until he entirely disappeared from the scenes of a 
former active life and his retirement became permanent. Joseph I). 
Brown, of Foxcroft. a member of the Piscataquis P)ar was a contenqjo- 
rnry with Mr. Holmes. Pecently 1 addressed a letter to iMr. Brown, 
asking him for information in regard to IMr. Holmes, and in his reply .to 
me he says : 

'•I well remember a remarkal)le scene in the year 1813, in v,hich he 
(Holmes) was an active participant. The Adventists or foUov^ers of 
"iVm. Miller were numerous in the neighboring town of Atkinson. 
preaching of the ''Second coming of Christ" was deemed a heresy b}- 
leading citizens and members of other churches. Some of these citizens 
went to Dover and instituted legal proceedings under the vagrant act, 
against Israel Damon and several others who were preachers and leaders 
in the INIiller faith. 

" In the old Universalist Church on the hill, which for several years was 
used as a Court House, they were arraigned before Thomas Scott, a 
Justice of the Peace. Without pecuniary compensation, Mr. Holmes 
volunteered his services for the defence. For four days the Court- 
room was crowded with people. During the whole time there was a 
succession of praying, singing of hymns, plaintive and exhilerating as 
only the old style Millerites could sing, shouting, jeers, groans and 
applause ; but above all these occasional distracting sounds could be 
heard INIr. Holmes' eloquent argument for religious freedom and tolera- 
tion and the right of every person to worship God according to the 
dictates of his own conscience, undt'r his own vine and fig tree. At tlu^ 
close of the trial, the prisoners were promptly discharged. At tbattiuu 
he had lost none of his early vigor and the tire of bis oratory had no* 
grown dim. I remember it as one of the grandest dtfenses of rt'ligiou.- 
toleration and freedom, that it has ever been my pleasure to listen to oii 
vead of." S 

X 6Sb?12 

John Mar.^h, Jr 


^ I 

lie wns also one of the earliest in this County to join the order of 
Free ]\[asons. Soon after he eanic to Foxcroft he was made a Mason ])y 
Penobscot Lodge, then at Garland and now at Dexter. At that time 
the highways vrere impassible for carriages, and he, in company with 
lion. Chas. P. Chandler, used to make the journey a distance of ten 
miles on horseback to attend the meetings of the Lodge. This was 
before their was any lodge in this section. Subsequently he was instru- 
mental in starting ^losaic Lodge at Foxcroft in 182G, and was ooe of 
its charter memljers. He was its first ^Master, after the reorganization 
of the same in 1840. The only civil office other than municipal, thai he 
ever held, was that of Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. 
to which position he was appointed by Crov. Fdward Kent, in l?>oX. lie 
served on the Board of School Committee for many years and was dee}>ly 
interested in all that pertained to education. Peligiously he was a Free 
Thinker, though he atfiliated with the Universalists. 

In 1828* he united in marriage with Miss Jane S. Patten, and a family 
of six sons and one daughter were the fruits of this union. Three of 
his SODS died in early manhood. Politically he was first National Repub- 
lican, then a Whig and later a Pepublican, with which party he always 
after voted. As a National Republican he supported the adminstration 
of John Quincy Adams. He hated Andrew Jackson and loved Henry 
Clay, as the men of that day loved and hated these great leaders. At 
the State ebction of 187*J, although feeble and in almost a dying state, 
he insisted on being carried to the polls to cast as he termed it '-his 
last ballot for freedom." He died peacefully at Foxcroft, Dec. 30, 
1879. Fie was a natural scholar and continued to cultivate a classical 
tastSv^reading latin and greek to the close of his life. His books were 
his constant companions and during his later years he sought their com- 
pany more than at any other part of his life and was found among them 
oftener than amon2r the haunts of men. 


1 i 

John Marsh Jr. was born in ^lendon or BellinghrLm, ^lass., 1749 
or July 24, 1731, by another account. He went to what is now 
Orono in 1774 with Jeremiah Con)arn, whose daughter he mar- 
ried. A few years after that he took up his residence. He set- 
tled on ^larsh Island 'which ho is said to have l>ought of the 
Indians, and which was confirmed to him b}' the General Court of 

♦Kawsoii Gcnoalogy, puj;e 112 siiy.s Aug. t, 1S29. Editor. 


■I ' 

36 John Marshy Jr. 

Massachusetts. This island contains ahout live hundred acres, 
Old Town A^illage, Great Works, Pushaw and portions of Upper 
and Lower Stillwater are included within its limits. His house 
w^as where Col. Ebcnezer Webster built his house. Mr. IMarsh 
was on good terms with the Indians and acquired their language 
so that he spoke it with great readiness, and he was often era- 
plo^'ed as an interpreter. In the Revolutionary War he was 
active. lie piloted troops to and from Kenneljec to Penobscot. 
He was with Col. John Allan at Aukpaque, N. B. on ri\er St. 
John in June or July, 1777, and had much to do v>ith mo\'ements 
there*. He settled in Orono, Nov. 28, 1777, according to the 
deposition of Jeremiah Colburn. 


Penobscot, April 23, 17S7. 
The Deposition of Jeremiah Colburn of Penobscot River in the 
County of Lincoln, Gentleman, on oath testifieth and saith, that on or 
about the 2Stii Day of November, 1777, John Marsh of Penobscot, in 
the County atbresaid, Entered on an Island called and known here b}' 
the name of Marsh Island and took up and settled on a Certain Lot of 
Land for A Farm for himself; which lot includes a mnll Privelege. 
That on or about the Last of May, 17S4, Tvlessrs. Levy Bradley, Joseph 
Moore and Daniel Jemison, all of Penobscot in said Counry, Did then 
and there agree with the said John Marsh to Build a Saw mill upon 
the said Privelidge included in within the Lot which the said John had 
Settle as aforesaid. And the said Levy, Joseph and Daniel, Did also 
agree with the said Marsh to Relinquish to liim one Qiiarter Part of one 
saw immediately after finished in the mill which they so built, upon 
Conditions that the said Marsh should Relinquish 10 Acres of Land 
included within said Lot so as to include said mill Priviledge and upon 
the former conditions being fulfilled upon the said Levy, Joseph and 
Daniel's Part. Then the said Marsh was to give A Deed of said 10 
acres as soon as he obtained a Deed from Government. 

Jereah Colburn. 
Lincoln, ss. — Penobscot, April 23, 17S7. 

Then Jeremiah Colburn Personally Appeared and made oatli to the 
above Deposition. 

Before me, Jonathan Eddy, Justice of the Peace." 

He was in Camden in 1780-81 in employ of government as 
Indian Interpreter, and his family lodged at the barracks there. > 
His son Benj. being Ijorn there. After the Peace here turned to 
Orono where he died in 1814. He married Sarah, daualiter of; 

^ : (' 

♦ See Kidder's History of Ilevolutiouary operations ia Ea.stera Maine, pp.s. >?!>, 1 ()<;..( 
107,111,112,203. I 

^ t 

beaths in Banqor. ^7 

Jeremiah Colburn of Oroiio, 1778. She was born proba])ly in 
Dunstable, Mass., Oct. 1, 1757, died iMtiy 2G, 1<S11 ; chihiren all 
born in Orono except Benjamin. 

i. Samuel, b. .of Orouo, died ISIO; mar. Jane Oliver; bad four 

ii. Benjamin, b. Camden, Oct. 29, 17S0. of Orono; uninarriod; d. 1S03, 

aged S3, 
iii. ZiBA, b. , of Orono; d. 1S43; mar. Sarab. dau. of Benjamin Col- 
burn of Fittston ; pub. in Orono, Jan. 9, 1S15; one son, twelve daugb- 

V. Jonx. b. , of Orono. d. 1S52; mar. Betbiab Pease, of Simkliaze. 

]Mi!ford; pub. April 10, 1S13; seven sons, live daugbters. 
vi. William, b. 1789, Methodist elergyma!i; mar. Susan Stockton, of 

New London, ('onn.; two sons, three daughters; d. in Canada, 1S05, 

aged 7(). 
vii. Jkremiah, b. ^Farcb 15, 1791. Methodist clergyman, preached in 

Exeter; mar. Nancy Do\'le, six sons, live daughters. 

, viii. Polly, b. ; mar. ^Matthew Oliver, of Orono. pub. Feb. 11, ISll. 

ix. Sarah, mar. Samuel Stevens, of Sunkhaze: pub. April IG, ISIG; three 

X. x\BiGAiL, mar. Pbineas Vina! '-of Old Town;'' pub. Sept. 22.1815; 

eight sons, three daughters. 
xi. Elijah, niar. Mary ^Viiey. 
xiii. Eltzarkth. mar. Stcpben Bu35ell, son of Jacob, first settler in 



(Continued from Vol. 2, No. T, pngc 138.) 

David Adams, died Nov. 23, 1S41, aged 42. . ,' 

B. C. Atvvood. of Glenburn, Nov. 6, 1S43, aged 50. 

Mrs. Anna, wife of Dea. E. Adams, April iS, 1S46, aged 6'] 

Mrs. Elisabeth Bryant, Mar. 7, 1S37, aged 6^,^-^ 

James Burton, Jr., June 5, 1837, aged 46. 

Oliver Billings, Jr., Sept. 18, 1S37, ^ged 46. 

Enoch Brown, Jan. 4, 1S39, ^ged 57. 

Matthew Bailey, Aug. 29, 1S39, aged 76, 

Mrs. Margaret Budge, Mar. 25, 1S41, aged 87. 

Calvin Boyd, July 3, 1S41, aged 70. 

Mrs. Anna Bright, Nov. 6, 1S41, aged 78. 

Mrs. Cynthia Boyd, Sept. i, 1S42, aged 6"]. 

Mrs. Mary, wife ot Joseph Bartlett, Sept. 13, 1844, aged 58. 

Benjamin Brown, June ^, 1S45, '"^g^d 6^. 

Capt Joseph Brown, Oct. 10, 1S45, aged 71. 

Miss Ruthy Budge, Mar. 2, 1S46, aged 59 years, ir months. 

Mrs. Ruth, wife of Joseph Berry, April 25, 146, aged 58. 

Miss Martha Brewer, Nov. 24, 1846, aged 44. 

John Bradbury, Tnly 9, 1847, aged 61. 

Mrs. Ann Brettun, Sept. 22, 1847, aged 69. 

Mrs. Anna Bradford, Oct. 11, 1847, aged 87 years, widow. 

Death.'^ in Bangor. 

Josiah Brooks, Oct. 2-j, 1847, ngoci 60. 

Miss Charlotte Barker, P'eb. i-:;, iN-i-S, n;j,-ed GS. 

Thomas Bartlett, Mar. 21, i''^49. aged 73. 

Joseph Berry, Dec. 30, 1^39, aged 49. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Jan. 19. 1S47, ^^^^'^ 73- 

Anthony Cootiibs, April 14, 1837, aged 35. 

Martin Gushing, May 20, 1S37, aged 49. 

Jacob Chick, April 4, 183S, aged 2)^. 

Jetlerson dishing, June 26, 1S41, aged 40. 

Henry Cargill, July 31, 1S42, aged 50. 

Mrs. Lucretia H., wife of Jonas Cutting. Sept. 7, 1842. aged 32. 

Mrs. Sally, widow of Jacob Chick, Oct. 20, 1846, aged Go. 

Mrs. Klisabeth H. Cross. July i, 1S4-S, agetl 79. 

Capt. Phillip Coombs, Nov. 13, 1-^48. aged 78. 

Mrs. Sally Crocker, Mar. 10. 1S49, agt-d 74. 

Mrs. Rebecca, relict of John Campbell. Dec. 3, 184}, aged 74. 

Peleg Chandler, Esquire, Jan. iS, 1847, aged 73. 

Nath. H. Downe, Jan. 27, 1S38, aged 74. 

Mrs. Angeline IL, wile of F. II. Dillingham, Nov. 16, 1S39, ■'^g'^'<^^ 


Robert Dunning, Aug. 13, 1S40, aged GS. 

Widow Elisabeth Doe, Au.g. 12, 1841, aged 88. 

Widow Abigail Dix, Mar. 12, 1S46, aged 96 years. 3 mos. 

Mrs, Ruth of Samuel Dutton, Jan. 11, 1846, aged 63, 

Capt. Isaac Dennison, Aug. 27, 1S46, aged G)i^. 

Zadoc Davis, Nov 24, 1S46, aged GG. 

Mrs. Clarissa Egery, Jan. 4, 1S4S, aged 72. 

Clara E. Egery, of Thomas N., died Aug. 3, 1840, 10 mos. 

Col. James O. Eaton, Oct 23, 6841, of Oldtown, aged 24 years. 
7 months. 

Miss Martha Edes, July iS, 1S45, aged 57. 

Peter Edes, Mar. 29, i"^40, aged 83. 

Mrs. Hannah, wife of John Earl, April 26, i846, aged 79. 

Mrs. Betsey Elkins, March 26, 1849, aged 76. 

Capt. Wm. Forbes, May 15, 1843, aged 8r. 

Mrs. Lydia Fisk, March i, 1837, ^g^<J ^i-* 

Miss Caroline Forbes, Jan. 31, 1S40 — (20) 

Stephen R. Fales, Jan. 7, 1S41, aged 41. 

Benjamin Fullerton, April 23, 1841, aged 49. 

Major William Francis, Jan. 17, 1S44, aged 64. 

Mrs. Ruth Fish, Mar. 30, 1846, aged 65. 

Samuel Furbush, Dec. 7, i<S46, aged 42. 

George S. French, Feb. 15, 1849, aged 43. 

Mrs. Charlotte, \\ife of Japhet Oilman, Alay 7, I840, aged .\\. 

Mrs. Gorton, (probably wife of Simeon) A[)ril 10, r844. aged 79. 

Capt. AVm. Grosier, (probably Gross) of Orland, Sept. 12, 1844, 
aged 52. 

Allen Oilman, April 7, 1S46, aged 72 years, 8 mos., 31 days. 

Benjamin Garnsey, Sept. 26, 1846, agc(.l 73. 1 

Mrs. Sarah Gove, June 9, 1-^43, aged <So. t 

Deaths in Bangor. 39 

Mrs. Elisabeth Gnle, Aug. 31, 1S4S, aged ^2, 
Edward Gould, May 13, 1839, aged 47. 
Mrs. Sally, wife of William Glass, Feb. 6, 1S39, ''gC-'d 28, 
Prince Ilolbrook, Jan. 8, 1S37, ^^^'^ 23. 
Simon Ilarriman, July 29, 1S37, '^g^t^ 75* 
Thos. F. Hatch, July 25, 1839, aged 41. 
Col. Charles Hayes, July 26, 1839, aged 40. 
Mrs. Betsey Hewes, Nov. 8, 1S39, aged 50 years, 4 mos. 
Mrs. Elisabeth, wife of Thos. A. Hill, Dec. 28, 1839, aged 50 vcais, 
4 mos. 

Major Jonathan Haskins. Jan, 28, 1840, aged ^2.' 
Miss Temperance Hatch, Feb. 3, 1840, aged 73, 
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Stephen Holland, Sep,, i, i8-|o, aged G^S. 
Capt, Stephen Holland, Oct. 14, 1842, aged 80. 
Mrs. Allen Haines, Sept. 5. 1840. 
Reuben Haines, July 16. 1841. 
'Silas Hathorn, Jan. 20, 18-} 2, aged 62 years, 7 mos. 
Polly Hathorn, Aug. 13, 1S42, aged 53. 
Archibald Hathorn, Dec. 24, 1S42, aged 79. 
l^avid Hathorn, Aug. 23, ib>46, aged 79. 
Mrs. Nancv, widow of Archibald Hafhorn, died Nov. 26, 1846, atrcd 


Peleg Hathorn, Jan. 13, 184S, aged 47. . 

Park Holland, May 21, 1844, aged 91. 

John Howard, Dec. 10. 1S44, aged 62. 

Mrs. Anne, wife of Solomon Harding, Jan. 26, 1S45, ^gcd 73. 

Major Wm. Hammatt, Sept. 24, 1846, aged 68. 

Sullivan Haines, Esq., May 36, 184S, aged 3^ 

Elisha Hill, June 11, 1848, aged 78 years, 9 mos. 

Mi's. Abigail Haden, Dec. 30, 1847, aged 79. 

Stephen Holman, Feb. 6, 1849, aged ^S. 

Doctor Manlv Hardv, Mar. 23. 1849, aged 71. 

Emily S.. wiYe of Thos. A. Hill, Oct. 12, 187S-70. 

Phillip Jones, Aug. 6, 1S38, aged 58. 

Francis Jackson, Sept. 22, 1S47, aged S"j. 

Mrs. Anna Kendall. Dec. 20, 1S37, aged 70. 

Wm. Lowder, Jr., May 12, 183S, aged 27. 

Jacob Lovejoy, April S, 1842, aged 87. 
^]\Irs. Mary Leonard, Nov. 3, 1S43, ^ged 48. 
^ Mrs. Abigail Lord, Feb. 10, 1S45, aged 85. 

IMrs. Mary Lovejoy, Sept. 2, 1S45, aged 79 years, 9 mos. 

Capt. vSamuel Lowder, July 17, ^847, aged S3. 

Enoch Lovell, (formerly of Weymouth, Mass.,) May 28, 1844, 
aged 79. 

Miss Prudence Lovell, Mar. 26, 1849, ^Z'^^^ SS- 

Nicholas Larkin, Esq., of Aroostook County, Dec. 6, 1S46, aged 50. 

Mrs. Jane M. Leland, Feb. iS, 1S37, ^o^*<-^ ^^• 

Capt. Joseph Mansell, Oct. 29, 1845, ^g^^^ 94 years, ro mos., 9 da\s, 

Islrs. Hannah, wife of Joseph Mansell, July 2"), r8|3, aged 71, 

Hazen Mitchell, April 21 , 1^45, aged 43. 

40 Deaths in Bangor. 

Mrs. Mary IMoirison, of Win,, Oct, 15, TSI5, a^^ecl 63. 
Mrs. Sally, wife of \Vm. Mayhew, xVpril 21, 1S46, 72. 
Mrs. Mary Mayhew, of A., July 16, 1S46, aged 75. 
David Marsh, April 17, 1S46, aged 44. 
Mrs. Dorcas Maddocks, May 23, iS-15, aged S9. 
Mrs. Anna, wife of Tiioniton McGaw, Feb. 12, IS47, aged 44. 
Rev. William Mason, Mar. 24, 1S47, aged 82. 
Mrs. Phebe V. McGaw, x^pril 24, 1S47, ^^S^d 67. 
William McPhetres, Oct. 15, 1838, aged 49. 
Ebenezer Macomber, Jan. 3, iS|S. aged 82. 
Widow Mary :^Iills, April 30, 1S48, aged 6S. 
Mrs. Sarah Xewhall, Nov. 27, 1S37, aged 91. 
Mrs. Polly Nowell, Mar. 15, 1S49, '^S"^'*-^ ^h 
Nath. Norcross, i^Iay 5, 1S43, aged 78. 

Deacon John Perry, of Oroiio, (formerly of Brunswick,) ]\Iarch i^. 
1846, aged 73. 

Caleb Pond, Sept. 4, 1S37, aged 49. 
Llajor Thos. Phillips, April 8. 1S3S, aged 78. 

Mrs. Elsie S., wife of Mighill Parker, fioni hslesboro, Dec. 17, 1839, 
aged 39. 

John C. Perry, Jan. 12, 1S42, aged 51. 
_ Capt. John Pearson, April 2, 1843, aged 74. 

Mrs. Dorcas G., wife of Xath. Peirce, April 10. 1845, aged 44. 
Mrs. Nancy Peikins, I\Iay 9, 1S45, aged 70. 
Hon. David Perham, IMay 31, aged 6^. 
iNIiss Abigail Phillips, Nov. 9, 1S45, aged 28. 
Moses Patten, Jr., Esqnire, Apr. 28, Ps4(:;, aged oG. 
Mrs. Sarah Plaisted, Sept. 30, 1816, aged (52.^ 

Mrs. Elisabeth, wife of Rev. C. G. Porter, .Jan. 17, 1847, aged 37. 
Mrs. Elisabeth, wife of John A. Poor, Jan., 14, 1837, aged 22. 
.John S. Pearson, ^lay 4, 1838, agea 45 vears, 6 mos. 
Peter Perham, Get. 4 J 1841, aged 01. ^ 
Mrs. Marv Page, Mar. 11, 1849, aged 77. 
"-Joseph Robinson, Oct. 18, 1837, aged 44. ♦ 

Mrs. Mary Rich, April 18, 1838, rged 76. 
Mrs. Phillip Richards, July 17, 1842, aged 65. 
William Rice, Esquire, Dec. 13, 1842, aged 67. 
Moses Ricker, Dec. 18, 1843, aged 60. 

]\[r3. Ellisabeth Reed, Sept. 27, 1844, aged 76 yeai's, 10 mos. 
Mrs. Elisabeth Roberts, Oct. 25, 1845, aged 79. 
Mrs. Jane P. Reed, Julv 23, 1846, a^ed 55. 
Oliver Randall, Sept. 26, 18 46, aged 86. 
David Ring, Dec. 30, 1846, aged 77 years, 4 mos. 
iMrs. Hannah, wife of Capt. Ben Rooks, Jan. 2, 1847, aged 78. 
Mrs. Lucy Bobbins, April 16, 1847, aged 75. 
Widow Anna Remick, Ai>ril 8, 1818, aged 83. ^ 

George I^oUins, 4\*b. 5. 1849, aged 59. 

Mrs. Harriet H., wife of Col. Matthew Ray, Mar. 4, 18 18, aged 44. 
Col. David Rice, Ma}- 15, 1848, aged (jb. 

fTo be Continued,) 


.A. is/Lc:>i^'r:E-xju-^^ 

VOL. IV. BANGOR, ME.. SEPTEMBER, 1888. No. 3, 



Jonatlian Eddy was son of Ebenezer and Er[sal)cth (Col)b) 
Eddy, of .Mansticdd, Mass., born 17l(3. His father died in 1740, 
and he was put under g'uardiansiiip. June 22, 1748, he bought 
a house i)i Noi'ton, of George Leonard, Esquire. June, 1754, he 
enlisted in Col. John Winslow's Eegiment, and assisted in buiid- 
inir Fort Halifax on the Kennebec River at that time or later. 
He was a Captain in the same regiment and in service in Cuml)ei- 
land, Nova Scotia, from June 22 to July 12, 1755. In 1758 
under a commission from Governor Pownal he raised a company 
in the Regiment of Col. Thomas Doty, Esquire, which was in 
service from March loth to December 10th, 1758, and was at the 
attack of General Al)ercroml)ie on Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758, and 
at the capture of Fort Frontenac Aug. 25, 1758. 
•'Province of Massachusetts Bay. 

By His Excellency the Governor: 
I do hereby authorize and empower Captain Jonathan Eddy to beat 
his Drums any where within this Province, for enlisting: volunteers tor 
His Majesty's service, in a Regiment of Foot, to be forthwith raised 
and put under the command of OtHcers belonging to this Province for 
a General Invasion of Canada in conjunction with the King's British 
Troops and under the supreme command of His Majesty's Commander 
in Chief in America. 
j And the Colonels, with tlie other officers of Regiments, within this 
^^rovince, are hereby commanded not to give the said Jonathan Eddy 
•any Obstruction or Molestation herein : but on the contrary to aMbrd 
him all necessary Encouragement and Assistance: for which this is a 
sufhcient Warrant. 

42 M€7noir of Col. JonatJian Edchj, of FdcUngton. 

And tlie said Jonathan Eddy is hereby enjohieJ on Pain of my highi- 
est Displeasure, to return the names of the Men he shall inlist, and out 
of what particidar Companies and Regiments they are inlisted. to Col. 
William Brattle, Adjutant General, on or before the 17th day of April 
next, that he may lay the same before Me. 

Given under ^ly Hand at Boston, the 27th Day of ivlarch, 175S. in 
the Thirty First year of his Majesty's Reign. 

Tn : PoWNAL." 

Jn the curly part of 1759 he raised a Company for Col.[)h 
Frye's Regiment, in ^vhich he served as Captain from April 2iid, 
1759 to Sei)t. 30, 1700, mostly in Nova Scotia. His order Ijook 
is now in the possession of his descendants. In 17r)2 he emi- 
grated to Cum])erland, N. S. \\ith his family, there being at that 
time quite n hirge emigiation from ^lassachuselts to that province. 
He bought land tliere, some of wliich is now in possession fd' his 
descendants. He was Deputy Provost ^Marshall, Shcrilf, and I 
am informed, a member of the Provincial Legislature. He re- 
mained there until the breaking out of the Revolutionaiy V\'ai\ 
when he tied to the United States, leaving his tamily Ixdiind. 
March 27, 177l>, he was at ^Vashingtoifs Head Quarters in 
Cambridge. See Washington's letter to Congress, (hited ^hirch 
27, 177b'" Extract: 

"I beg leave to transmit to you the copy of a petition from the In- 
habitants of Nova Scotia, brought to me by Jonathan Eddy, mentioned 
therein, who is now here with an Acadian ; trom which it appears that 
they are in a distressed situation, and from Mr. Edd\ 's account tliey are 
exceedingly appi-ehensive that they will be reduced to the disagreeable 
alternative of taking up arms and ioining our enemies or of fieein'^ their 
country, unless they can be protected against their insults and oppres- 
sions. He says that their comnnttces think m.any salutary and valualile 
consequences would be derived from live or six hundred meri being sent 
there, as it would not only quiet the minds ol the peop e from the 
anxiety and uneasiness they are now filled with, and enable them to 
take a part in behalf of the colonies, but be the n^eans of preventing the 
Indians, of which there are a good many, iVon) taking the side of the 
Government, and the ministerial troops from getting such supplies of 
provisions trom them as they have done. How far these good pur- 
poses v/ould be answered if such a foice were sent as they ask for, it is 
impossible to determine in the present uncertain state of tilings, for if 
the army trom Boston is going to Haliiax as reported by them hetbre 
> their departuie, that or a much more considerable force would be of 
no avail; if not, and they possess the friendly disposition to our cause 
suggested in the petition and declared by Mr. Eddy, it might be of 
great service unless another body of troops should be sent thither by 
administration too powerful tor them to oppose, &c., &c. 
I have the Honor to be. &c." 

Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddij, of Eddington, 43 

Cupt. Eddy liiiiisolf proceedevi to Pl\iliid('l[)iii;i and urged n[)oii 
Congress his sehenie, ))ut Congress having its hands full in other 
directions, gave him no assistanee. He returned to Watertown, 
where the General Court of ^ilassachusetts was then in session and 
where hy his |)ersistenee he obtained, not men, but tin order on 
the Conmiissary General Set)t. 5, 177(), for a su[)piy of anniumi- 
nition and provisions. At Xewbury he chartered a small vessel, 
and from thence went to St John Ivivcr, via Machias and Passama- 
quoddy, recruiting men as he went along. From St. John he 
went to Cum!)erland, X. S. X'ovember 10th lie sent a letter to 
Joseph Gorham, Esquire, commanding the British forces at the 
fort, demanding its surrender. Col. Gorham replied the same 
day refusing. 

"To Joseph Gorham, Esq., Lieut. Colonel Commandt of the Royal 
Fencibles Americans, Commanding Fort Cuml)Cidand : 
The already too plentiful Effusion of Human Blood in the Unhappy 
Conte-^t between Great Britain and tiie Colonies, calls on every one 
engag'd on either side, to use their utinost efforts to prevent the Unnatu- 
ral Carnage, but the Importance of the Cause on tlie side of America 
has made War necessary, and its Consequences, though in some Cases 
shocking, are yet unavoidable. But to Evidence that the virtues of 
humanity are carefully attended to, to temper the Fortitude of a Sol- 
dier, I have to summon you in the Name of the United Colonies to 
surrender the Fort now under your Command, to the Army sent under 
me by the States of America. I do promise that if you surrender 
Yourselves as Prisoners of War you may depend upon being treated 
with the utmost Civility and kind Treatment ; If you refuse, I am de- 
termined to stormc the Fort, and vou must abide the consequences. 

Your answer is expected in four Hours after you receive this and the 
Flag to Return safe. 

1 am Sir Your most obedt Hble Servt 

JoNA Eddy 
Commanding- Officer of the United Forces. 

Nov. 2o, 1776.' 

"Ft Cumberland loth Nov. 1776. 
Sir — I acknowledge the receipt of a Letter (under colour ot a Flagg 
of Truce) Signed by one Tona'n Eddv, Commanding officer, expressing 
a concern at the unhappy Contest at present vSubsisting between great 
Britain and the Colonys. and recommending those engaged 0.1 either 
side to use their Endeavors to prevent the too Plentifull eflusion of 
human Blood, and further summoning the Commanding officer to sur- 
render this Garrison. From the Commencement of these Contest I 
have felt for my deluded Brother Subjects and Countrymen of America 
and for the many innocent people they have wantonly Involved in die 
Horrors of an Unnatural Rebellion, and entertain eveiy humane princi- 
ple as well as an utter aversion to the unnecessary effusion of Christian 

44 3Iemoir of Col. Jonatlian Eddy^ of Eddinqton, 

Blood. Therefore command you in bis ^lajcsty's name to disarm your- 
self and party Immediately and Surrender to the King's mercy, and 
further desire you would communicate the Inclosed jManifests to as 
many of the Inhabitants yon can and as speedily as possible, to prevent 
their being involved in the Same dangerous and Unhappy dilema. 

Be assured Sir I shall never dishonour the Character of a Soldier 
by Surrendering my command to any Power except to that of my 
Sovereign from whence it originated. 
I am Sir Your most hble servt 

Jos. GoRHxVM Lt Col. Com'at 

R. F. x\. Commanding Officer 

At Fort Cum.berland." 

On the 12th of November, Cnpt. Eddy made an assault upon 
the Fort, but was repulsed and failed ; he continued in the vieinity 
for some time, until the 27th, Col. Gorham was reinforced and 
on the 30th he made an assault on Eddy's forces, which did not 
result in victory for either party. Soon after Eddy thought 
prudent to retreat to St. John liiver and await reinforcements and 
supplies. No relief came, and the sturdy little band discouraged 
and almost disheartened gave up the attem[)t. 

The Government of Xova Scotia had learned his boldness and 
perseverance and endeavored to capture him by otier of large 

"At a Council holden at Halifax on the 17th Nov., 1776. Present 
the Flonorable the Lieut. Governor, the Hon. Charles Morris, Richard 
Bulkly, Henry Morton, Jonathan 13inney> Arthur Goold, John Butler. 

On certain Intelligence having b^en received that Jonathan Eddy, 
William Howe and Samuel Rogers have been to the utmost of their 
power exciting and stirring up disatiectioji and rebellion among the 
people of the county of Cumberland, and are actually betbre the fort at 
Cumberland with a considerable number of rebels from New^ England, 
together with some Ac^^dians and Indians. It was theretbre rescjlved 
to ofler £200 for apprehending Jonathan Eddy and £100 for each of 
the others, so that they be brought to justice. Also JCioo for appre- 
hending of John Allan, who has been deeply concerned in exciting the 
said rebellion." 

They" well knew, and the large bounty oflered for his a|?prehen- 

sion shows in what estimate they held him. He made his Report 

to the General Court, Jan. 5, 1777 :* 

•'To the Hon. Council & House of Representatives of the State of 
''' Massachusetts Bay : 

I have endeavored to inform your Honors of some part of my Pro- 
ceedings since my Departure from Boston. 

I left the long wharf in Boston together with Mr. Row and Mr. 

♦Massachusetts Archives- 

JMemoir of Col. Jonathan Eddy, of Eddington. 45 

Howe, nnd arrived at Newbury the second Day, where we Chartered a 
small Vessel to carry us to Machias, at which Phice we arrived (after 
Many Unfortunate Accidents) in about tfiree weeks from the time of 
our settinof out. Durino; niv Stav at Machias I met with Col Shaw, by 
wdiose Favor I obtained Capt. West and seveial other good Men, to the 
amount of about Twenty, to join me in the expedition against Fort 
Cumherhmd. Then Proceeded to Passamaquoddy where I was joined 
by a few more ; from thence to the River St. John's, and went up the 
same about sixty Miles to the Inhabitants, whom I found almost univer- 
sally to be hearty in the Cause, — and joined us wdth i Capt., i Lieut, 
and Twenty-five Men, as also i6 Indians ; so that our wdiole Force now, 
amounted to Seventy-two Men, and with this Party I set off for Cum- 
berland in Whale Eoats and standing up the Bay arrived in a few Days 
at Shepody in the sd County. At Shepody we tbund and took Capt. 
Wallser and a Party of thirteen Men, who had been stationed there by 
Col. Gorham, Commander of the Garrison at Cumberland, for the 
Purpose of getting Intelligence, &c. Thence we Proceeded to Mem- 
rancook, and there had a Conference with the French, who Readily 
joined us, alt}u)ugh they saw the weakness of our Party. We then 
marched 12 3Iiks through the wood to Sackville, and there were met 
by the Committee, who Expressed their Uneasiness at seeing so few of 
us, and those unpiovided with Artillery. Nevertiieless, hoping that 
Col. Shaw would soon come to our Assistance with a Reinforcement, 
they unanimousl}- joined us. The same Night 1 sent 'oft a small 
Detachment who marched about 12 Miles through very bad Roads to 
Westcock, and there took a v'^chooner in Aulack River, loaded with 
Apples, Cyder, English Goods, &c., to the Amount of about £300, but 
finding afterwards that she was the Property of !Mr. Hall of Annapolis, 
who is a good Friend to the Cause of Liberty, I discharged her. I 
afterwards sent another Boat Load of Men, as a Reinforcement to the 
first Party, making togother about 30 '.en, in Order to take a Sloop 
which lay on the Flats below the Fort loaden with Provisions arid other 
Necessaries for tlie Garrison. After a Difficult March, they arrived 
opposite the Sloop, on board of which was a Guard of i Sergt. and I3 
men, who had they fir'd at our People, must have alarmed the Garrison 
in such a manner as to have brought them on their Backs. However 
our men rushed Resolutely towards the Sloop up to their knees in mud, 
which such a noise as to alarm the Gentry, who hailed them and imme- 
diately called the Serg't of the Guard : The Serg't on coming up 
Ordered his Men to fire, but was immediately told by Mr. Row that if 
they fired one Gun, Every Man of them should be put to death. Which 
so frightened the poor Devils that thev surrendered without firing a 
Shot, although our People Could not board her without the Assistance 
of the Conquered, who let down Ropes to our Men to get up bv. Bv 
this Time the Day broke and the Rest of our party made to their As- 
sistance in the Schooner aforementioned and some Boats. In the mean 
Time Came down several Parties of Soldiers from the Fort, not know- 
ing the sloop was taken, as fast as they came were made Prisoners by 
our Men, and order'd on board ; Among the Rest, Capt. Barron, Engi- 
neer of the Garrison^ and Mr. Eagle.'son, who may be truly Called the 

46 Memoir of Col. JonatJutn Eddy, of Eddiwjton, 

Pest of Society, and by liis unseasoPia1)lc Drunkenness the evenin'.^^ 
before, prevented his own Escape, and occassioned his bein^ takci in 
Arms. The Sloop now beginning to float and the Fog breaking away, 
we were discovered by the Garrison, who observing our Sails loose, 
thought at hrst it was done only with an Intent to dry them, but soon 
Perceiving that we were under way, fired several Cannon shot at us, 
and marched down a Party of 60 ?vlen to attack us, but we were at 
such distance that all their Shot was of no Consequeiice. 

We then sailed to Fort Lawrence, another Part of the Township, 
and there landed Part of the Stores on board the Sloop to Enable us to 
attack the Garrison. 

Having left a small Guard on board the Sloop to secure the Prisoners, 
I marched the Remainder to Cumberland side of the River and 
Encamped within about one mile of the Fort, and was there joined by 
a Number of the Inhabitants, so that our whole force was now about 
180 Men, but having several outposts to guard, and many Prisoners to 
take Care of, the Number that Remained in the Camp did not Exceed 
80 men ; I now thought Proper to invest the Fort, and for this Pm-pose 
sent a summons to the Commanding Orlicer to surrender, (a Copy of 
which, together with his Answer, I have Enclosed.) 

Upon Col. Gorham's Refusal to surrender we attempted to storm the 
Fort in the Night of the 12th Nov'r with our scaling Ladders and other 
Accoutrements, but finding the Fort to be stronger than we imagined, 
(occasioned by late Repairs) we thought fit to Relinquish olh" Design 
after a heavy firing from their Great Guns and small Arms, with Inter- 
mission for 2 hours, which we Sustained without any Loss, (Except 
one Indian being wounded) who behaved very gallantly, and Retreated 
in good Order to our Camp. 

Our whole Force in this Attack Consisted of about So Men, while 
tlie Enemv were 100 strong in the Fort, as I learned since from some 
deserters who came over to us ; a greater number than we imagined. I 
must needs acquaint your Honors that Never Men behaved better than 
ours during the engagement — never flinching in the midst of a furious 
Cannonade from the Enemy. 

In this Posture we Continued a Number of Days, and totally cut off 
their Communications with the Country, Keeping them closely block'd 
up within the Fort, which we Expected to take in a little Time by the 
Assistance of a Reinforcement from Westward. In the mean Time, on 
the 27th Nov'r arrived in the Bay a Man of War from Halifax, with a 
Reinforcement for the Garrison, consisting of near400 Men, and landed 
on that and the day following. 

Nov. 30. The Enemy to the Number ot 200 CamiC out in the Night 
by a round about March, got partly within our Guards, notwithstaruling 
we liad Scouts out all Night, and about Sunrise furiously Rushed upon 
the Barracks where our Men were quartered, who had but juat Time 
Enough to Escape out of the Houses and ru!i into the Busiies where, 
(notwithstanding the Surprise in which we were) our Men Killed and 
wounded 15 of the Enemy while we lost only one man, who was Killed 
in t:.e Camp. 

In the midst of such a Tumult they at length proceeded about 6 Miles 

Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddy, of Eddington. 47 

into the Country to the Phice where they imagined our stores, &c., to 
be, and in the Course of their March burnt 12 Houses and 12 Barns, in 
some of which the greater Part of our Stores were deposited. In this 
Dilemma, My Party being greatly weakened by sending off many for 
Guards with the Prisoners, &c., and our Stores being Consumed, it was 
thought Proper by the Committee that we should Retreat to St. Johns 
River, and there make a stand till we could have some certain Intelli- 
gence from the Westward, which we hope we shall have in a short 
time by the Favor of the Committee, who are gone forwards. And as 
it appears to be the opinion of the Committee of Cumberland and St. 
Johns River that I should Remain here, 1 am determined to make a 
Stand at this Place till I am drove off, which I believe will not be Easily 
done, unless the enemv should send a Force from. Plalifax by Water on 
Purpose to subdue this Settlement, as I am continually Reinforced by 
People from Cumberland and the Neighboring Counties, so that I 
believe we shall be able to Repulse any Party that mav be sent from 
the Garrison at: Cumberland, though I imagine we shall not be troubled 
by any Irruption from them this Winter, as the Reinforcement is chieflv 
gone, having let't only about 200 Men in the Fort and those in a bad 
Condition for the want of Clothing ; and if 200 men could be sent us by 
Land this winter we could Reduce the Garrison by cutting off their 
Supplies of wood, which they are obliged to go S or 9 Miles for through 
a Country full of small Spruce, Fir and such like Wood, Consequently 
very Convenient for us to lay an Ambui^h, as we are perfectly ac- 
quainted and the Enemy Strangers thereto; and this your Honors may 
easily Conceive, as we Destroyed a Number of Houses, the Property 
of Friends to each Side, which lay adjacent to the Fort, and the Com- 
manding Officer having given orders to pull them down and carry the 
Timber into the Fort for Firing, the Committee ordered me to Prevent 
it by firing them, which I did accordingly, and left them destitute of 
anything to burn within some Miles. On chis River are a considerable 
Number of Indians, who are universally hearty in the Cause, 16 of 
whom, together with the Governor Ambrose, accompanied me in the 
Expedition and behaved most gallantly, but are a little uneasy that no 
Goods are yet arrived for them from Boston, agreeable to the laie 
Treaty with them, which was Ratified by Coll. bhaw in Behalf of the 
States, and I should be very glad if your Honors would Satisfy them in 
this Point as soon as possible, as they have been Extremely faithful 
during this Contest ; and if this is done I am confident I can have near 
200 of them to join me in any Expedition against the Enemy. All my 
Transactions in this Afiair have been done by the Authority of a Com- 
mittee of Safety for the County of CunU^erland, and many Difficulties 
having arisen tor want of Commissions, I hope your Honors will send 
some blank ones for the raising of a Regiment in this Province, if the 
Hon. Co'Uinental Congress should think fit to Carry on the War furtljcr 
in this Qtiarter, so that Proper Regulations may be made and many 
disorderly actions prevented. 1 am, &c., 

Jonathan Eduy. 

Maugerville on the R. St. John, Jany. 5th, 1777." 

I here give a copy of Ji Memorial he addressed to the General 

48 Meraoir of Col. Jonathan Edrhj, of Eddington. 

Court in 1783, which gives liis views of his success : 

"Commonwealth of JIassachusetts — to the Honourable tlie Senate 
and House of Representatives assembled, the Petition of [onathan 
Eddy Humbly sheweth that your Petitioner in the year 1776, Septem- 
ber the 5tl], did by order of the Honored Court then sitting at Water- 
town, Receive from the Comissary General supplies of Provision and 
ammunition, in order to enable him with a Party to annoy the Enemies 
of the United States, for which your Petitioner with others gave their 
security to account for when called upon ; and as your Petitioner con- 
ceaves the intent and meaning of the Resolve was that he should expend 
it that way, therefore at\er the above supply, did proceed to the East- 
ward Shore and did capture fifty six British soldiers, including two 
captains, one surgeon, one church minister — besides thirteen killed, and 
brot of seven that Deserted to us: all of which, excepting the Dead, 
were brot into this State, and many of the Privates enlisted into the 
service of the United States, the two Captains and several of the others 
were Exchanged for Prisoners captured from the United vStates and 
carryed into Halifax. Besides that moreover was the means of keeping 
near two thousand of the Enemy at Halifax for a considerable space 
after, so that the States had not so manv to encounter with at New 
York; and as your Petitioner is Confident tlie ih'ovision and ammuni- 
tion was Expended for the (purpose) it was designed for; and as your 
Petitioner does not Request any thing for his own time and expenses at 
Present, vet Humbly requests this Honorable House would order that 
the above obligations may be (cancelled) or such other ways made void 
as you in your wisdom shall think best. 

(17S3) JoNA. Eddy." 

In June, 1777, through his efforts and others, an expedition 
was sent, l)y consent of Congress, but at the expense of ^lassaciiu- 
setts, for the relief of those friendly to the Uuited States, living 
on the St. John river and the \^^d\ of Fundy. IMr. Eddy having 
the continued confidence of the General Court was appointed to 
its couiuiand. He proceeded to ^lachias, v/here diiiiculties arose, 
which in the end caused an abandonment of the whole project. 
August 2, 1777, he was at 3,Iachias with supplies and a Regimen- 
tal organization. In Col. John Allan's diary,* which he kept at 
Machias, he gives an account of a ''feast which he had with the 
Penobscot Indians," Atig. lo, 1777, "at which were present Col. 
Eddy, ^^lajor Stilhnan, Capt. Smith, and many other otficers of 
the Army."' When the British tieet luider the connnand of Sir 
George Collier attacked Machias, August 13th, 1-ith and 17th, 
1777, Colonel Eddy was in command of our forces. 

Col. Allan in a letter to the General Court dated Aug. 17, 

• Kidder's Ui.storv of the Itevolutronury Wur iu Eastern Elaine aud >i'c'W liruaswick, 
page 120. 

Memoir of GoL Jonathan Eddy, of Eddington. 49 

1777*, says, *'I have applied to Col. Eddy to call a Court Martial 
to inquire into the conduct of officers and others in the expedition 
to St. John, but think he can not legally do it." In another letterf 
Col. Allan writes under date of Au^'ust, ''On the 22nd a boy 
lately belonging to the Hancock (British Frigate) was set on 
shore with a letter for exchange of prisoners. Col. Eddy for wise 
reasons no doubt, thought best not to answer it." Col. Allan also 
says, "I waited upon Col. Eddy and prayed him not to be so sud- 
den in discharging his men * * * but he appeared inllexible and 
was resolved to follow orders and, instructions of Brigadier (War- 
ner) and next day discharged his men." In another letter to the 
General Court Mr. Allan saysj Sept. 22, 1777 ; 

"The Letter which came to Col. Eddy, (after Col. Eddy had left,) 
it being on public service, I recommended Maj. StiHman to open, when 
we found some Blank Commissions; had our situation been more 
peaceable I v/ould have advised them to be immediately filled up. 
But the appointing such officers as might be thought necessary would 
give umbrage to others who might so influence the men as to occasion 
disturbance which at present appears our business to prevent — Besides 
it is thought requisite to delay filling them up at present as our orders 
comes so immediately to CoL Eddy'zvho was offered the command''' 

It has been claimed that Col. Allan was in command of the 
troops at the Attack of the British at Machias in 1777. At that 
time Col. Allan had no military command. He was Superinten- 
dent of the Eastern Indians. I have before me his Day Book 
which he kept as such, and I tind in it in his own hand writing 
the following charge to the United States. 

"August iS, 1777, To 3 1-3 Barrels Powder from Messrs. Cross, 
(of Newbury, M;iss.) expended for the defence of Machias when Col- 
onel Eddy commaiided." 

In CoL Allan's Diary§ he writes Oct. 11, 1777, ''Yesterday 
Mr. Allan took command of the military, having received a Col- 
onel's commission for that purpose." CoL Eddy made his report 
to the General Court as follows ; 

"Machias, Au<^. ly, 1^77- 
To the Hon. Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay : Since my 
last acquaindng your Honors with the Intelligence I had rec'd concern- 
ing the Enemy's Design of invading this place we have found the reali- 

* Kidcler^s History, page 211. 

t Kid'Ier, pajre 2! 3. 

t Ividder. p:ii;e 22l>. 

j Kidder's Hi.--tury, page 1-12. This Diary was written by Col. Allan's Secretary, and 
Aid Lieut. Frederic Dt-lesdernier. 

50 Memoir of Coh JonatJian Eddij^ of Eddington, 

ties of it. Last Wednesday the I3tli inst. appeared in sight three shios 
a Brig and small vSchooner coming from the Westward and standing in 
for the Harbor and soon after came to anchor. One of them was a 
large Ship supposed to be the Rainbow of 44 guns, the jMilford 28. the 
Vulture 14 and the armed Brig Hope 6. Conceiving great Hopes of 
taking us by surprise the Hope stood immediately up the River at- 
tended by a Sloop and twelve boats till they came opposite to a sm.all 
Battery we had about 3 miles below the falls manned with about twenty 
men with small arms and one 3 pounder. The Eneniy attempted to 
land there with 6 boats and a1:-out 3 or 300 men, but failed, for our men 
repulsed them with some loss. Early on Thursday morning: it beingf 
thick, foggy weather they landed a little below the Battery on a neck of 
clear land in hopes of cutting oft" the retreat of our small Party but Col. 
Foster there took such Precautions in that point as rendered their hopes 
abortive and secured his return. The Enemy then took Possession of 
the Battery and burnt 2 houses and barns thereabouts, and soon after 
the Brig stood up the river together with the Sloop and Boats above 
mentioned till they came faiily in sight and within good shot of the 
Falls not expecting to meet with any resistance but seeing Continental 
Colors flving and two Breast VVoiks fiU'd with men one of them having 
2 2 pounders, the other one 2 pounder and 6 swivels they began to 
think of retreating and accordingly got the Boats ahead to tow the Brig 
down. This was about sunset. I instantly detatchtd Maj. Stillman 
with 30 men to attack the Boats and harass the Enemy on their rttreat. 
The Major proceeded by Land till he got abreast of the Brig and i3oats 
about a mile and a half below tiie Falls and began a heavy fire which 
was w'armly returned for some time from the Brig vvilh Cannon and 
small arms. The aftair continued in this Posture till they came oppo- 
site the Battery which they had taken at first, where the Brig came to 
an anchor the Boats not being able any longer to keep ahead because 
of the incessant fire of our people which as the River is pretty narrow 
must do considerable Execution among the ]>oats. Xext morning she 
got under way again with the Boats ahead and were again attacked by 
our men on both sides of the River but finally got down out of reach of 
small arms (but soon) ran aground so that slie was left dry at Low 
water our people got one of the 3 poiuiders down and began to play 
upon her in this Position and hulled her seveial times. It is very unfor- 
tunate that we had not i or 3 good pieces of Cannon as by that means 
the Brig must have struck to us. However, having; lightened her with 
the help of the Sloop, she got oft' the next high water and dropped 
down to the other ships, and this morning the whole came to sail and 
and went out except the iSIiilord. Their destination is unknown ro us 
as yet bu<- I shall take care to iniorm your honors as soon as I can pro- 
cure any intelligence thereof. I must beg leave to Request an immedi- 
ate supply of ammunition and provisions as what I brought with me 
will last but a little while having been obliged to expend a good deal 
in this three days siege. In all these attacks our loss is only i man 
killed and Capt. Farnsworth of my Regiment wounded but liope he 
will do well. Great praise is due Col. Foster and the militia under his 
command who gave me all the assistance I could desire and behaved 

Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddij^ of Eddinqton^ Alaine, 51 

extremely well, as also to Maj. Stillinan and the rest of the officers and 
men belonging to the 2 Regiments now raising. It happened ex- 
tremely well for LIS that Mr. Allen and Mr. Preble had arriv^ed with 
about 40 Indians who were of great service to ns and assisted us 
greatly. The Enemy's loss in all these attacks must have been pretty 
considerable though we cannot at present come to any certainty of it. 
For further particulars refer you to Lieut. Col. Campbell who has been 
very alert on this occasion and given us all the assistance in his power 
from the western settlements. 

I am with Respect your Honors Most Obedient Humlde Servant. 

Jon A. Eddy." 

Military jen'ousies so Dulural to military buinan nature were 
not conlined to '\7ashiiigton's own army. There were diliiculties 
of the same kind at the Eastward which were very bitter. At 
this distance I do not find ^vhere the blame was, and neither is it 
of any importance to history. 

A Committee of the Town of ^Machias, Aug. 25, 1777, ad- 
dresssed Col. Eddy the following letter: 

""Sir : The Inliabitants of jMachias in town meeting assembled, are 
informed that the expedition to 'St. Johns, in Nova Scotia, is laid aside 
and that you have orders (to discharge) all the men belonging to your 
Regiment. We supposed when the Court pass'd that resolve they had 
no apprehension of our being attacked by our Enemies, but you are an 
eye witness to the late attack made upon us, and of their defeat and are 
also sensible thai by all the information we can obtain that they are 
retired to collect a Superior force with a determination to destroy this 
place ; We, the Subscribers, are by the Inhabitants of Machias in their 
said meeting chosen as a Committee to wait upon you and request of 
you not to discharge any one of the enlisted men belonging to your 
Regiment but to consign them over to Major Stillman and to assure 
you that the Inhabitants of this place will be answerable for their pay 
and support. 

We are sir with Esteem your most Obed't Humble Servants. 

Stephen Jones, 
Benj. Foster, 
Geo. Stillman, 
Jonas Farnsworth, 
Stephen Smith. 
To Col. Jona. Eddy, Commanding." 

Col. Eddy decided that he had no authority to comply with 
this request. 

Col. Eddy returned to Mansfield, Mass., where he resided until 
1781, when he removed to Sharon, Mass. 

17bl, Nov. 5. The town of Sharon ''Voted not to receive as 
an inhabitant any of the persons hereafter mentioned who have 

52 Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddy, of Eddington. 

come into the town to reside — Col. Jonathan Eddy and family 
from Xova Scotia and otliers." It was then the custom to pass 
such a vote to prevent the town being liable for support of persons 
coming in. In this case, the people ol Sharon soon recovered 
from any fenr upon that point, for May 16, 1782, ''At a meeting 
of the Freeholders, Col. Jona. Eddy Avas chosen to represent 
them at the Great and General Court of Commonwealth of Mass. 
lor the ensuinir vear." 

Aug. 9, 1782. Voted that Col. Jonathan Eddy be appointed 
to join the other towns in advising and making a passage for ye 
tish called alewives, shad and other fish passing up Xeponset 

1783, May 12. Colonel Jonathan Eddy was chosen to repre- 
sent them at the Great and General Court. He was taxed in 
Sharon 1781, 1782, 1783, 1784. 

In 1784, he resolved to emigrate to Maine, and wrote the fol- 
lowing letter to the inhabitants of Sharon : 

''To the Inliabitants of the town of Sharon — 

Gent the many singular favours bestowed on me since I had my 
Residence in this town — Demand my warmest acknowledgement and 
was I to be silent on the matter it would be a piece of ingratitude and 
shew that I was Destitute of humanity, but with tiie sincerest pleasure 
I return you my hearty thanks : Ever wishing that the most perma- 
nent Blessings without which no people can be happy may ever Rest 
on the inhabitants ot the town of Sharon, but as the unnatural war 
which we have had have Deprived me of almost all my living, yet since 
the Blessings of peace has been Restored to this Country, I am now 
inclined to Retire to some of the uncultiv^ated parts of the Common- 
wealth, where with economy, industry and frugality, with a Blessing 
attending my Endeavors I may still hope for a Comfortable Support 
for myself and familv, wherefore I must now take my leave of the 
town well assuring them that I shall Ever Rest their assured friend 
and well wisher. Subscribing myself at the same time Gent your 
most obedient 

and very humble servant 

May 12, 17S4. JoNA Eddy." 

In August, 1784, Col. Eddy with his family removed to Town- 
ship number Ten, East side of Penobscot River at the head of the 
tide. This tract of land was granted to the Refugees from the 
Provinces, by the General Court June 29, 1785, and was known 
as Eddy's Grant, Eddy town Plantation, and was incorporated as 
Eddin^xton in 1811. 

Memoir of Col. Jonathan Edchj, of Eddington. 53 

111 1785 he bought the first vessel owned on Penobscot River,* 
the schooner Bk\ckbird. Her register was signed by John Avery 
Jr., Secretary, and countersigned John Hancock, Governor. 
She made fishing voyages to Grand Manan and elsewhere. 

In 1786, June 7, he was chairman of the committee to employ 
the first settled minister on Penobscot Piver, his old Revolution- 
ary friend. Rev. Seth Noble. June 19, 1790, he was appointed 
by Governor Hancock a special Justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas, Register of Probate and Wills for the County of Hancock, 
and Justice of the Peace and Quorum, and qualified for these 
offices before Col. Paul Dudley Sargent and Judge William Yinal. 
The first eighty-nine pages of the Probate Records of Hancock 
County are in his hand writing, but his name is not found in the 
volume, the attestations to the Re.cord having been made by the 
Judge, Col. Paul Dudley Sargent. 

Feb. 25, 1792, he issued his warrant to Capt. James Budge, 
calling a meeting of the inhabitants to organize the town of Ban- 
gor. August, 1796 he took the acknowledgement of the Treaty 
betw^een the Massachusetts Commissioners and the seven chiefs of 
the Penobscot Tribe of Indians. In 1800 he was appointed Post- 
master of Eddytown Plantation, (Bangor not having a Post Ofliice 
until 1801.) In 1801 Con2:ress ornmted land to the Refusrees 
from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, in the Chillicotha District, 
Ohio, Col. Eddy receiving 1280 acres in four warrants, signed by 
Thomas Jefi^'erson, President and James Madison, Secretary of the 
State, dated May 7, 1802. 

Col. Eddy died in Eddington on the old homestead, August, 
1804, and was buried there, not far from the bank of the river 
above the mill dam. Col. Eddy married Mary, daughter of Doc- 
tor and Mary (Maxey) Ware, of Wrentham and Dighton, Mass., 
May 4, 1749. She was born in Wre ntham, Feb. 13, 1727, and 
died in Eddington, 1814. Children all born in MansfieM : 

i, Jonathan, b. Jan". 28. 1750. He settled in Snekville. X. S., where he 
died. March 12, 1817, Wni. Eddy, of Eddui<;r.on. was appointed 
Administrator of the e>tate of .Jonathan Eddy, Junior. Gentleman 
''of Eddington" at Probate Court iti Penobscot'County. I think he 
was a resident of Nova Scotia wh^n he died, 181G-I7. 

ii. William, b. Aug. 16, 17.32. lie s^-itled in ^Sackville. X. S. He wa? a 
Lieutenant in the Continental Arnjy and was killed by a shot from a 

Penobscot Kiver; this magazine holds to be all above Fort Point. 

54 Tlie First Meeting House at Wiscasset, 

r British Frigate while in an open boat near Ea^tport. May 3. 177S. 

He uiarried Olive Morse. *\Sept. 27. 1777. a flag of truee wa> granted 
to bring from Xova Scotia tiie faiiiilv of Win. Eddv." Children b. 
tSaclivlHe. X. S. 

1. Joseph, resided in Eddington and Corintli. lie married Elisa- 

beth, daughter of Zebulon Rowe of Eddington; descendants 
in Corinth and vicinity. 

2. \Yilliani, b. Jidv 1, 1775, lived in Eddington and Corinth, wliere 

he died Jan. ii2. 1S52. He married Nov. 17. 1796. Rachel P. 
Knapp, of Brewer. (Orrington.) bv Hev. Seth Noble; she 
b. Manstield, Mass., .May 22, 1779;' died Corinth, July 11, 
1869. Many descendants. 

3. Polly, do., mar. Lawrence, of Sackville, X. S. ; descend- 

ants now live there. 
iv. IbrOOK. b. Jan. 9, 1754. He went to Xova Scotia with his father and 
returned to Mansfield. "Mass.. was Deputy SheritF there; moved to 
Eddington", 17S5, where he died Jan.. 183-1. He mar. tirst, Lona, dau. 
of Samuel Pratt, Second, of >hinstield, Xov. 2, 1778. she b. May 6, 
1760, d. about 1802. He mar. sf^cor.d. Widow Ceiia Wild Cogu'eshall, 
dau. of Samuel Wild, of Norton, Mass.; shed. May 23. 1842, aged 
80; children, three first b, in Maiisii*dd, the others in Eddington. 

1. Jonathan, b. Jan. 31, 1780; died young. 

2. Experience, b. June'5. 1782. d. July 10. 1791. 

3. Ware, b. May 3. 178-1, of i:ddingto'n; father of Col. Jonathan 

and Darius Edd\'. of Bangor. 

4. Xancy. b. Aug. 8. 1786, mar. Daniel Collins, of Bradley. 

5. Rachel, b. Feb. 22. 1788, mar. Closes Collins, of Bradle}-. 

6. Eleazer, b, Oct. 10. 1789, mar. Sylvia Campbell. 

7. Abigail, b. Sept. 29. 1791. mar. Moses Knapp, of Bradley. 

8. Mary, b. Xov. 26. 1793. mar. Jesse Comins. of Eddington. 

9. Syh-^ia. b. Aug. 21. 1796, mar. Beriah Clapp, of do. 

10. Experience, b. Apr. 19, 1800, tnar. Geo. Crane. May 30, 1822. 
V. Elias. b. Xov. 30, 1757; lived and died in Eddin^-ton; m:ir. Mary 
Fales; children, Lavina, Betsey. Oliver, William, Experience, Mary 
and Edward. 


The old parish meeting-house, Wiscasset Point (Pownalbo- 
rough,) was erected A. D. 1764, and finished, all but the steeple, 
in 1767. The parish committee were Jonathan Bowman, Thomas 
Rice and Jonathan Williamson ; Moses Davis and Stephen Merrill, 
builders, both of Newbury, Mass. In 1792 Abiel Wood and 
Henry Hodge built the steeple to the meeting-house and purchased 
and hung the bell, said to have been cast by Paul Revere, of 
Boston. This bell has tolled for the death of every President 
since W^ashington's day. 

In 1840 this old meeting-house was taken down and the present 
edifice, in which the old bell still hangs, built on the old lot. 

Hon. Stephen Jones, of 31achias. 55 


Stephen Jones, Jr., was the son of Stephen and Lydia (Jones) 
Jones, of Falmouth, Me., now Porthmd, where he was born 
1739*. The fathor, Stephen Jones, Senior, was horn in Weston, 
Mass., Aug. 17, 1709. f He married Lydia Jones, daughter of 
Capt. James Jones, July 31, 1735, and settled in Fahnouth, now 
Portland, where his two sons were born. Rev. Thomas Smith, of 
Porthmd, in his journal says : ''Oct. 2, 1745, Capt. Stephen 
Jones sailed in quest of Penobscot Indians." and "Nov. 1, 1745, 
Capt. Jones returned having seen no Indians." In 174G he 
enlisted as a captain in Col. Xoi)le's Regiment in the French War. 
In an at.ack by the French at ^NFinas, now Ilorton, Nova Scotia, 
Col. Noble and Capt. Jones were both killed Jan. 7, 1747. Par- 
son Smith says in his journal under date of Feb. 22, 1747, ''Col. 
Noble and our Capt. Jones killed at Menis." 

After the death of his father, Stephen Jones, the son, went to 
live with his mother's father at Weston, living there for some 
years. He went to A\^orcester to learn the car})enter's trade with 
his uncle Noah Jones. In February, 1757 he enlisted in the regi- 
ment of Col. Joseph Fry, to serve in the French V\^i\ He was 
at Ticonderoga, Fort Edward and Lake Champlain and served 
through the campaign of 1757-58. Where he was during the next 
few years I do not learn. His uncle Ichabod Jones was merchant 
in Boston, and interested in trading to the eastward. In March, 
1764 or G5 he went with his uncle to Machias river on a trading 
expedition. There he concluded to settle. In 176(3 he made his 
permanent settlement. He bought or built a house on the spot 
where the Post Office is, in which he lived all the years of his 
residence in Machias. He and others built a mill in 1765. In 
1769 he was chosen Captain of a "Company of Foot at a place 
called ^hichias in the County of Lincoln m the Regiment whereof 
Thomas Goldthwait is Colonel.'* 

In 1769 he heads the petition to the General Court for grant of 
land. He was the first Justice of the Peace, I think appointed 
east of Penobscot River, and as the higher courts were then at 

*Rev. Thomas SmirUN Journal, piiire Mr. Smith was laini^rer at Falmouth, 

(Portluud) from 1723—1795, and kept a Journal lor 40 years which is iu priut. 
t History of Watertown, Mass., page 311. 

56 Ilo'ti. Stephen Jones, of 3Iachias. 

Powiialbo rough, his oiEce was of grent importaDce. When tlie 
Revolutionary War broke out he did not hesitate, but espoused 
the cause of the colonies with all his abilities and influence. 
Several of his relatives took the other side, which made it harder 
for him, 2s'o town in the State was more patriotic than Machias, 
and this too with but little protection from the United States. 
Several remarkable papers relative to this crisis are recorded on 
the records of the town, nearly all of which were written by Mr. 
Jones. Hon. George F. Talbot in his speech at the Machias 
Centennial said that "Judge Jones' papers in the town records 
show him to be a master of the political style in which Jefferson 
was adept." 

iVt the first town meeting held after the incorporation of the 
town of Machias, June 23, 1784, he was elected Moderator and 
continued to be elected every year until his advancing age pre- 
vented. He held many other town offices. He was authority in 
all matters of business, politics or religion. Upon the incorpora- 
tion of ^Yashington County, June 25, 1789, which took efi'ect ^lay, 
1790, Mr. Jones was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas, and Judge of Probate for the Xew County, which 
offices he filled for many years with great acceptance. 

In reliii'ion he was of the "standins: order," a Puritan in faith and 
practice. He believed that the minister and the school master 
were both necessary to build up a State, in all the elements of 
greatness. His house was open to all, his hospitality unbounded ; 
food and grog, as was the custom, was dispensed in plenty. No 
man of any consideration thought of going by Machias Bay with- 
out going up to ]Machias to see Judge Jones. Among those who 
partook of his hospitality wore Albert Gallatin upon his first 
arrival in this country, in 1780 ; Gen. Rufus Putnam, his old 
compatriot in the French War, on his way to survey Moose 
Island and other towns in 1784; Rev. Seth Xoble, an old friend, 
the first minister of Bangor, on his way to St. John River in July, 
1791; Talleyrand, the great French minibter in 1793 ; General 
David Cobb, of Gouldsborough, in 1797-8, who drove his horse 
and sleigh through the old horseback road from Jonesr:)orough to 
Machias, being the only man who ever went through that ancient 
path with a horse except on horseback. 

Journey and State of the Country from Bangor to Calais, 1834. 57 

He was the most conspicuous aud euiinent citizen of his town 

and county for nearly forty years. At a public dinner he was 

once toasted as "the first man in the town and the first man in the 

county." In July, 1822 he removed to Boston, where he died in 

1826 ( ?) He married Sarah Barnard. She died in Machias and 

was buried in the old burying ground in the rear of the town 

house, where, almost covered with weeds and bushes may be 

seen her grave stone, "In memory of Sarah Jones, wife of Hon. 

Stephen Jones, Esquire, died ^lay 21, 1820, aged 78." Their 

children were ; 

i. Stephen, b. April 15. 1775; Merchant m Boston. 
il. Sally, b. July 4, 1779; d. prior to ISIO. 
iii. Polly, b. Jan. 5, 1781 ; d. prior to 1810. 

iv. SUKEY COFEix. b. Feb. 3, 1788; ni. John Richards, merchant In 
Boston. Children, John, Henry, Frances, Maria. 



OCTOBER, 1834. 

[From the Note Book of the Late Governor William D. Wilhamson.J 


Twenty seven miles distant from Bangor. The village is situ- 
ated on both sides of the river, principally upon the eastern side 
where there are fourteen stores. It is three miles from the village 
to the mouth of the river. The tide rises from 10 to 12 feet at 
the bridge, and terminates a quarter of a mile above. Vessels 
are landed a mile and a half below. Here is a pleasant village, 
chiefly -upon a single street, to and from the bridge on each side ; 
a meeting-house on the easterly side, and a town-house on the 
westerly side, designed for a court-house. 

Distance from Ellsworth to Castine through Bluehill is 31 
miles ; to Hancock post-office at the head of Skilling's bay, G 
miles; thence to Franklin meeting-house, four miles ; thence to 
Hog-bay 6 miles ; Sullivan post-office ; thence to Gouldsboro, 5 

58 Journey and State of the Country from Bangor to Calais, 1884. 

miles. No village between Ellsworth and Gouldsboro, nor at the 
latter place. Land poor and clayey ; great rocks are plenty. 

From Gouldsboro to Steuben, 8 miles, at the latter place is a 
meeting-house, no steeple, paint off; one store and a little village, 
not liourishiag. It is situated on Tunk river; from Steuben to 
Gouldsboro's point, vrhere Gen. Cobb lived, 3 miles ; from Steu- 
ben to Cherryiield village, seven miles. 



This village is situated on both sides of the Narraguagus river, 
which at that place has lovv' banks ; and the surrounding country 
exhibits pleasant aclivitie-3. Here the tide rises two feet. Vessels 
come up to Harrington, 5 miles below Cherryiield, The Xarra- 
guagus is a river as large as the Kennebec or Union river. In 
Cherryfield is a meeting-house, and 5 or (> stores. Here lived 
Alexander Campbell, a Brigadier General, and a member of the 
Massachusetts Council. He was above middling stature ; '",ot 
corpulent, but bony. He was engaged in lumbering and in mil. >. 
He had four sons, three of whom and himself are buried in the 
grave yard near the meeting-house. The fourth son was Ger . 
James Campbell, who died in Harrington. The son was thicker 
and stouter than his fiither. From Cherryfield to Columbia, tl e 
distance is 12 miles, on Pleasant river. Columbia village is sma'l, 
not flourishing; from it to Jonesboro is nine miles, and thence to 
Machias six and a half miles. 


Lies principally on the easterly side of the river, a little above 
the confluence of that and Middle river ; the banks of the latter 
being flat spungy land, not fit for settlement and buildings. 
Here is a court-house, meeting-house, stone goal, and fire-proof 
edifice for county ofBces. Here lived Judge Jones, on the side of 
the hill not far from the bridge : here also resided the Rev. Mr. 
Steele, towards the flats of Middle river. This and East Machias 
are connected by a very good and level road one league in length. 
The two villages are of about the same size, though there are the 
most mills in East Machias ; and the Eastern river emits more 
water than the western. Here is the academy, two miles from 
the junction. From East Machias to Eastport, through Lubec is 

Journey and State of the Country from Bangor to Calaisi^ 1834. oO 

2^ miles; and to Augusta, 154; and to Bangor 94 or 95 miles. 
From Machias through Deunysville to Eastport, the distance is 
32 miles. 


This is a very pl-^asant village on the easterly side of the island. 
There are many ridges on the island of shelly rocks not capable 
of cultivation. The United States fort is on an eminence to which 
there is an ascent by some 60 or 70 steps. The area on the top 
is very beautiiul and sightly, having the officers' houses on the 
East, and the barracks on the North. In Eastport are four 
meeting-houses, one for Unitarians, one for Baptists, one for 
Catholics, and one for Freewill Baptists, There are two long 
bridges ; one leads in from Deunysville, and cost $10,000 ; the 
other from Calais, and cost in both parts, nearly as much more. 
From Eastport to Perry-point, the Indian village, is five miles; 
here are 20 or more wooden huts for the Indians. To the Post- 
office the distance is tive miles more ; thence to llobbinston, where 
Gen. Brewer, hitely lived, six miles. Here the male is carried 
across the river to the British side ; and the post-master at Saint 
Andrews, opens an account with our government post-office, and 
pays $700 or $800 per year for postage which accrues on this side 
before the letters pass over. Two miles further up the river near 
the road, Ebenezer Ball killed Dovvnes ; was tried for murder in 
Castine in 1811, and hanged. From Kobbinston to Calais is twelve^ 


Calais village is in two parts, above and below the Falls. From 
those tails to Eastport wharves is 28 miles. The tide tlows to the- 
lowest, called Salmon or Union Falls, 100 rods above the tirst or 
lowest bridge. Here, at this bridge, ordinary tides rise and fall 
20 feet, and the river is navigable for ships of 300 tons to the 
bridge. The anchorage is good, and the channel also, except as 
it is clogged and encumbered by sunked slabs and edgings. The 
river freezes from the bridge, down six miles to Oak Point on the 
Provincial side ; below that, the river is navigable at all seasons 
of the year. The water is always quite salt to the head of the 
tide, except in great freshets. Wilhin the limits of Calais there; 

60 First White Child Born in LincuJnviUe. 

are four dauis ; on the first or lowest are 4 saws, 2 lath-niills, 
and a grist-mill ; on the next, 80 rods al)Ove the former are 12 
saws, and 6 lath-mills ; on the third are 13 saws, 10 lath-mills, a 
machine for making sugar-boxes, a grist-mill, and a machine for 
5^1itting lumber to make sashes and window blinds ; and on the 
fourth dam are 7 saws, 5 lath-mills, one clapboard machine, and 
six miles on tlie British side. There are three toll bridges across 
the river from Calais to St. Stephens; the tirst below the falls, 
400 feet long, and cost $8000 ; the second, three eights of a mile 
above, GOO leet long, and cost $4000 ; the third one eighth of a 
mile above the second, 450 feet long, and cost $3000, and all 
owned in Calais. The first mill built was on the American shore, 
where this bridge is. From the lower mills, the village extends 
down the river, three fourths of a mile. It contains three meet- 
ing-houses, one for Unitarians, very handsome, with a steeple, and 
c'ost $9000 ; it has a bell and organ ; one for the Orthodox, with a 
-bell ; and there are two at iNIilltown. The lower village is called 
•^'Salt water village," the upper, "Milltown." They are one and 
three fourths of a mile apart, and between them, nearly equal dis- 
tant is * 'Union Mills village." 

Jn Calais is a town-house, which cost $1600, and will accommo- 
•date 800 voters ; six school houses, and a bank of $50,000 capital. 
There are owned by the inhabitants, 2 brigs, 4 schooners, and 50 
.stores. Between this village and Eastport, the steamer La Fay- 
•ette plies thrice-weekly each way. Calais was township Xo. 5, 
iind was settled during the Revolutionary War. Some of the 
earlier settlers were John Berry, Jona. Knight, and one Hill from 
Machias, John Dyer, from the islands, Thomas Pettygrove, a 
fiddler from Kiltery, and John Bohannon, and — Ferrol. Their 
original employment was fishing for salmon, shad and alewives in 
the spring, and hunting in the winter. 


Was Nathan Knight, who died there, June 2, 1810, aged 52 years. 

— Maine Farmer. 


.Y' /P / 


-A. ]MC03>TTZ-3:iL.~^ 

VOL IV. BANGOR, ME., OCTOBER. 1888. ^ . No. 4. 



John Black was born in London, England, July 3, 1781. He 
received a good education and when quite young entered the great 
Banking House of Hope & Co., of London, as clerk. Mr. 
William Bingham, of Philadelphia the principal proprietor of the 
great Bingham Estate in Maine, was in London in 1799, and 
employed ]\lr. Black to come to this country as clerk for General 
David Cobb, at Gouldsborough, Agent for the Estate. Mr. Black 
arrived there the same year and soon mastered the details relating 
to the great landed interest of the proprietors. 

In 1803, having arrived at the age of twenty-one he was elected 
Town Clerk of Gouldsborough, which office he held until 1808. 
He was also ap[)ointed Justice of the Peace in 1804-05, and 
occasionally performed the ^Marriage ceremony. He soon acquired 
the entire contidence of proprietors, agents and all persons doing 
business with him. In 1810, Mr. Donald Ross the local agent at 
Ellsworth, having been compelled to resign the position on 
account of ill health, Mr. Black was appointed to succeed him, 
and soon removed there. He continued in that position until 
General Cobb and his associate agent, ]Mr. Richards, resigned ; 
and he was then appointed General Agent for the whole Estate. 
He continued to hold this office until al)out 1850, when he declined 
and his son, George N. Black was appointed in his place. No 
bonds were ever required of him by the Estate, but it V\'as stipu- 
lated that he should not endorse nor become surety for others, 
which promise he adhered too. Besides receiving a stipulated 


62 Col. John Black and Family^ of UUsicorlli, Maine. 

salary, he was alloTved to cut loii's from the hmcivS at a fair rate of 
stuDDpage. He was for many years a hirge manufacturer of 
lumber, and also a ship builder. In his business he acquired a 
competency, but not great riches. He was a model business man, 
skillful and sagacious. His honor and honesty were never ques- 
tioned. He was exact in his accounts, and settlements, and con- 
ducted nearly all of his great correspondence himself. 

He had the unbounded confidence of all. The riiz'hts of others 
were religiously respected by him, and he claimed the same rights 
from others. He hated shams, and could nevx'r brook a mean or 
dishonest transaction. His sense of justice was strong, and his 
will and purposes the same. His nature was sympathetic. He 
was charitable in his own way, without being dictated to by others. 
In 1814. the government of the United States l)eing in straits, 
levied a direct tax on the propei'ty of every inhabitant of the 
county. Mr. Black without the knowledge of any one, paid the 
tax for many of his poor neighbors, and others with whom he had 
business, few of whom ever repaid him. In other directions he 
gave, including the Insane Hospital at Augusta. He wjis a con- 
spicuous and notable character in Eastern Maine and well known 
all over the State. He was upon occasion when he saw fit, a good 
off hand public speaker, with a faculty of hitting the nail on the 
head squarely. In religion he was a Congregationalist Unitaiian, 
and in politics a Whig or Federalist. In his early business life 
be could have had any office in the gift of the County of Hancock, 
but he would not neglect his business for official position. - 

His homestead was originally in Surry ; at that time the bound- 
aiy between Surry and Ellsworth was Union Kiver. He was 
taxed for many years in Ellsworth, where his mills were, as a 
Don-resident. In 1829 he petitioned the Legislature to be set oti' 
from Surry to Ellsworth. After a hard fight in which he spent 
the most of the winter at Portland, he succeeded, although op- 
posed by the Jarvis family, who were powerful in the county at 
that time. After this he was of Ellsworth. 

He was much interested in military afiairs. He was a fine 
officer and combined great tact with much good taste, and was of 
fine personal appearance. He was commissioned Captain, July 
2, 1805, in a company in the Second Regiment, Second Brigade 

Col. John Black and Family^ of Ellsworth, 3Iaine, 63 

and Tenth Division of Massachusetts Militia, Eastern Division of 
which his father hi Law, Gen. David Cobb was Major General. 
After his removal to Surry, that part now Ellsworth, he was 
elected Major in the same regiment, brevetted Lieut. Colonel, 
tTune 12, 1812, and commanded his Regiment when it was called 
to Mount Desert to repel a threatened British invasion, 1812-13. 
Although he was British born and a naturalized citizen, and at the 
time tlie xigent of foreign principals, who were the owners of a 
lar<2:e domriin in Maine, he did not hesitate. He was commissioned 
Colonel, June 20, 1816, and resigned and was discharged Feb. 11, 
1817. After this for many years he was Captain of the Cobb 
Light Infantry, an independent company in the vicinity of his 
residence. He paid all the bills and made a magnificent company 
of it. The training day of that company was an event. Provis- 
ions for the inner man were abundantly supplied, after the fashion 
of those days. 

He was short and thick in stature, and of tine personal presence, 
and was possessed of all those equalities and tiner graces of charac- 
ter which go to make up the g'jod citizen, neighljor and friend. 
For several years before his death he was partially blind and near 
the close of life wholly so. He died Oct. 20, 1856. He married 
first, Mary, daughter of. General Cobb of Gouldsborough, 1802. 
She was born in Taunton, July 26, 1776, and died in Ellsworth, 
Oct. 17, 1851. She was the mother of his children. He mar- 
ried second, Mrs. Frances Hodges Wood, (Nov. 21, 1852.) She 
was the widow of Joseph A. Wood, Esquire, of Ellsworth, and a 
niece of his first wife. She died Feb. 14, 1874. 

Col. Black's will, dated Dec. 19, 1855, approved December, 
1856, appoints Elijah L. Hamlin, of Bangor, Thomas Robinson, 
of Ellsworth, and George Nixon Black, Trustees for ihe following 
purposes : Gives his wife, Frances H. Black, $50,000 as her own, 
and for her use until her natural death, or as long as she remains 
a widow, "that part of homestead lot of land situated and being 
on the west side of County road leading from Union River Bridge 
to Surry, together with house and out buildings, furniture, linen, 
plate, horse and carriage, cow, and Pew No. 37 in the Congrega- 
tional fleeting house, etc., afcer her death or marriage, to go to 
George N. Black and his heirs; gives to son John, Junior, that 

64 Col. John Black and Family^ of Ellsworth^ Maine, 

part of homestead ou east side of Surry road. Gives to 2^1rs. 

Margaret P. Nelson*, of Orland, $5,000 ; gives to Mary P. Ciiild, 

of Taunton, $2000 . gives to his sisters, Mrs. Eliza ^Icmpriss and 

Mrs. Harriet Ste^\art Kerr, both of London, $500 each ; gives 

Trustees $1,000 each; gives one eighth part of balance of his 

estate, to son Henry Black and heirs, if none, to go to George N. 

Black and John Black Jr. ; the seven remaining shares of his 

estate to be equally divided l)etween Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of 

Charles Jarvis Esquire, John Black Jr., Elizabeth B., wife of 

David Dyer, William H. Black, George N. Black, Alexander 

B, Black, and Charles E. Black. A codicil to his will ]March 18, 

1886, gives Perkins' Institute for the Blind, at South Boston 

$5000 ; to American Bible Society $3000 ; to Miss Eleanor Hodges 

of Taunton, Mass., $2000. A codicil of May 8, 185G, revokes a. 

bequest to American Bible Society, and gives SoOOO to the Maine 

Insane Hospital for the sole and express purpose of forming a 

Library." The children were : 

i. Mary Ann. b. in Gouldsboro. April 2S, 1S03; ra. lion. Charles Jarvis, 
of EllswH.rtlK Dec. 15. 1S20; he was b. Feb. 16, 17S8. and died April 
4, 1S65. Mrs. Jarvis d. Jan. 23, 1865, children: 

1. Murv Jarvis. b. Xov. 1, 1S21 ; d. Xov. 5. 1863. 

2. iSarah Jarvis. b. Oct. 21. 1823: d. ]Mav 13, 1SS2. 
.S. Elisabeth Bh)ck Jarvis, b. Feb. 6. 1826. 

4. Edward Jarvis. b. Mar. 13. 1829. 

5. Ann Frances Jarvis, b. Oct. 15, 1S31. 

6. Child died in infancy. 

7. Charles Jarvis. b. July 7, ]S,S4. 

8. Caroline Wilde Jarvis, Jan. 26, 1830. 

9. John P]lack Jar\ is. b. Aug, 11. 1839; died. 

10. Joseph Wood .Jarvis. b. Jan. 11, 1841 ; d. Jan. 23. 185(6). 

11. Andrew Spooner Jarvis. b. Dec. 3. 1844; d. May 1, lb82. 

ii. Jonx, b. in Gouldsborou^h. April 12, 1805. Resided in Ellsworth. He 
d. Jan. 4, ls79; m. lirst. rriscilla Porter Upton. Dec. 25, 1828; she 
d. May, 1865. He m. second, Mrs. Sarah P. Hinckley, widow of 
Dyer P. Hinckley, and daug-hter of Sylvanus Jordan, Dec. 25. 1867; 
She b. Jan. 15, lb25. Now resides in Ellsworth: Children all born 
in Ellsworth : 

1. Mary Upton, b. May 25. 1830; m. CharU-s S. Haskell. Aug. 6, 

lb5i. of Aubundale, Mass. One child. Mary Cobb, b. May 
10, 1852; ni. Edward E. Buss. Dec. 17, 1881. 

2. John. Jr., b. April 25, 1834; d. Feb. 17. 1878. 

3. Annie Flint, b. Dec. 26, 1842; m. tirst, Joseph H. r'oster, Xov. 

26. 1859; he d. P'eb. 12. 1864; she ni. second. Edward E. 
Morgan, July 14, 1869. One child by tirst husband and two 
by second husband. Resides in Auburiidale. Mass. 

iii. Henry, b. in Gouldsborough. Aug. 17, 1807; unnuirried ; died. 

iv. Elisabkth, b. Gouldsborou2:h. Aug. 28, 1809; m. David Dyer, Mar. 
12, 1829; he b. Castine, Mar. 20, 1806; removed to Ellsworth; Clerk 

* She was widow of Judge Job Nelson, ef Castine, and daughter of .Ebenezer Far- 
well, of V.assalborough. She died lb5«, aged 77. 

Estates Settled in Hancoclc County. 65 

to John M. Hale. Kemoved tc Boston. He d. Jan. 12, 1873; wife 
d. Jan. 5, 1SG3 ; children : 

1. Jolm Black Dver, b. Dec. 12, 1829; resides in Everett, Mass. 

2. Elisabeth Ann* Dyer. b. Feb. 4, 1S;]2; m. Charles E. Parsons; 

resides >Vest Mediord. Mass. 

3. Francis E., b. Jan. 3. 1837*. resides in West Everett, Mass. 

V. William Hknnel Black, b. Ellsworth, Oct, 18, 1811. Resided there ; 
d. Oct. 17, 1S63 ; m. Abigail Eliza Little, of Castine, June 4, 1834; 
she b. Sept. 16, ISIO; chfldren: 

1. Maria oantord, b. Apr. 19, 1835; m. Chas. J. Perry, Dec. IS, 


2. Harriet Stewart, b. Feb. 13. 1837; m. Edward S. Tisdale, Feb. 

16. ISGl. and second, Andrew IJ. Spnrliiig. Mar. 21, 1878. 

3. Charles Seymour, b. Dec. 30, 1838; d. in Army. Sept. 16. 18CL 

4. Celia Campbell, b. Oct. 2, 1840; m. Geo. A. Dickev, June 26, 


5. Holiis ClilTord, b. Aug. 23, 1842; m. Mary E. Deming. Sept. 

8, 1868. 

6. Oscar Ui'den. b. do d. in infancy. 

7. William Menncl. b. Jan. 1, 1845; m. Fannie S. Kilbourne, May 

21, 1808. 

8. Lucie Little, b. June 19, 1847; m. Harvard Greely. Sept. 9,1875. 
vi. Geokge Nixon, b. Ellsworth, Jan. 15, 1814. Eesided in Ellsworth. 

Lumber manufacturer. He succeeded his fatlier as Agent of the 
Bingham Estate; removed to Boston; d. at Ellsworth. CJct. 2. 1880. 
He m. Mary, daughter of Andrew Peters, of Ellsworth, ZS'ov. 10, 
1836; she was b. Feb. 23, 1816; now resides in Boston; children b. 
in Ellsworth. 

1. Marianne, b. Aug. 30. 1839; d. Aug. 21. 1881. 

2. George N'ixon, h. Julv 11, 1842. of Boston. 

3. Caroline A., b. June 18, 1S44; d. Sept. 14, 1845. 

4. Agnes, b. Oct. 27, 1847; d. Feb. 26, 1886. 

vil. Ai.EXANDEit Baring, b. Ellswoith, July 20, 1816, of Ellsworth; ra. 
first Susan Otis. Dec, 1839; she d. ^lay. 1844; m. second, Susan E., 
daughter of John 31. PLale. of Ellsworth, July, 1849: she d. Aug., 
1857; m. third, Mrs. ^iary Jane Brooks. April,'l873; cliildren : 

1. Sarah Pt., b. Oct. 12. 1840; ra. S. P. Stockbridge, Jan., 1867. 

2. Henry, b. April 20. 1844; d. July 9, 1864. 

3. Caroline S., b. Mnr. 25. 1350; m. Fred M. Jordan. Mar., 1850. 
viii. Charles PiCHAiiDS, b. Ellsworth, Oct. 9, 1818; unmarried: resides in 

Boston. - 


James Cockle, Esquire, of Mount Desert ; Nathan Jones 
appointed Administrator, July. 1791, South West Harbor, 300 
acres in one lot. 

Matthew Patten, of No. 6, (Surry) East of Penobscot River, 
Administrator, appointed 1794. Wife, Susanna (Dunning.) 

John Bake3IAX, of Cape Rosier, (Brooksville) Will proved, 
June 4, 1790. Wife, Christiana, (Smart, from Brunswick.) 
Children, Susannah, Sarah, Christiana and John. 

66 3Iernoir of Col. Melatiali Jordan and Family, of ElUworth. 



The subject of this sketch was, in his day, one of the conspicu- 
ous men of Hancock county. He was born in Bicldeford, on 
December 2, 1753, and died in Ellsworth on December 22, 1818. 
His distant ancestor was Rev. Robert tlordan, who came to this 
country in about the year 1640, from Dorsetshire, (or possiI)ly 
Devonshire) England, and settled as an Episcopal Clergyman on 
Richmond's Island, near Portland ; becoming famous as a preacher, 
statesman, man of affairs, and land owner. His contentions witli 
the Puritans, in defense of his religious views and practices, and 
his political career, including his determined and successful oppo- 
sition to the spread of the witchcraft heresy, eastward of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, occupy important pages of the early history of the 
District of Maine. 

The descendants of Robert Jordan are very numerous, and 
probably include all of the name in New England, excepting a 
few persons who are the descendants of a family which came into 
this State from New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, and a few others 
of Irish extraction. There are many of the name in Hancock 
county, whose ancestors came East from the Counties of Cumber- 
land and York. The name Jordan, as here written, exists in 
Enghmd, Ireland and "Wales ; and there are families who spell it 
Jordaine^ Jordayne, Jordon, Jordin^ or Jordan. Rev. Robert 
Jordan was Melatiah's father's great grand-father, the line of suc- 
cession being Robert, Dominicus, Samuel, Samuel, and Melatiah. 

Samuel Jordan, ^lelatiah's father was a man of commanding 
character and influence in the comnumity where he lived, having 
been graduated from Harvard College in 1750, and frequently a 
member of the General Court, and many years a Town officer of 
Biddeford. He married Mercy Bourne, of Boston or Barnstable, 
(the marriage intentions as published declared her of Barnstable) 
in 1750, and they both died of yellow fever, in Biddeford in 
October, 1802. The contagion was brought into Winter Harbor, 

Memoir of Col. Afelatiah Jordan^ and Family^ of Ellsworth. 67 

Bidcleford, by a vessel from the "West Indies, and many inhabitants 
died from this disease. 

Melatiah was not, as is incorrectly stated in the "Jordan ?\Iem- 
orial," an only son. He had an elder brother, Samuel, who for 
some years lived at Mount Desert and vicinity, and he Ijad an 
only sister. Mere}*, born in Biddeford on January 31, 1759, who 
died in Ellsworth on August 11, 1849; a woman of tine mental 
powers and remarkable memory. She married Capt. Samuel 
Hovey. She had in her possession for many years within the 
memory of this writer, a small bottle containing a quantit}^ ot 
tea which was secreted from the cargo that was thrown into Boston 
Harbor on the evening of December 18, 1773, given to 
her by one of the participators in that historical affray. 

Melatiah Jordan tirst came East, with his f^ither, shortly before 
the Revolution and engaged in trading expeditions on the coast, at 
or near Hog Bay, now Franklin. Jordan Island, a territory well 
known in that region, was pro])ab]y so named from their occupa- 
tion of it. There is pretty conclusive evidence that they carried 
on a lumbering and trading business for a few years in that vicinity. 
The young man came to what is now Ellsworth, (not incorporated 
until 1800,) in about the year 1775. He was first there in charge 
of some business for Dr. Ivory Hovey of ''old Berwick," after- 
wards buying out the Doctor's real and personal estate, and cai'ry- 
ing on a l>usiness for himself. He also transacted some business 
in that locality fur the agents of the Bingham estate, until they 
established a regular agency there, while their central office was 
at Gouldsborough. He continued in the lumbering and trading 
business until 1789, when he was ap])()inted collector of French- 
mans Bay, in which office he continued until his death in 1818. 
He was married, in 1776, to Elisabeth .Jellison, of Biddeford, 
who was then living or visiting at Ellsworth with her brother, 
Maj. John Jellison, a prominent citizen in that community. She 
was born January 3, 1757, and died February 22, 1819, surviving 
her husband two months, a good wife and mother, and a mcct 
estimable woman. Their thirteen children were all born in Ells- 
worth, and are all deceased, the last survivor having b^^en the 
wife of the late Andrew Peters, Esq., of Ellsworth, she dying in 
March, 1878, at the age of nearly 89. A v/idow of one of the 

68 3Iemoir of Col. Melatiah Jordan^ and Faynily^ of Elhworth. 

SODS, Mrs. Syivanus Jordan, is stiii liviDg in Ellsworth, about 90 
years old, the last survivor of all of that familj' in her generation. 

Mr. Jordan went into the occupation of his office almost at the 
inception of our government. The constitution, declared ratiiied 
iu September, 1788, went into operation on ]March 4, 1789. 
Collector Jordan's first oppointment is dated, at New York, 
August 4, 1789, constituting him "Collector of Frenchmans Bay," 
during the pleasure of the President. The commission is signed 
by Washington, is without a seal, and not attested b}^ any person. 
The next commission is a sealed paper, dated March 21, 1791, at 
Philadelphia, signed by Washington and attested by Jefferson, 
Secretary of State, appointing "Melatiah Jordan, of Massachu- 
setts," "Inspector of the revenue of the several ports within the 
District of Frenchmans Bay in Massachusetts," during the pleas- 
ure of the President, and not beyond the last day of the next 
session of the Senate of the United States. On March 8, 1792, 
after the action of the Senate on the nomination, a new commission 
was issued, signed and attested as before, the term to continue 
during the pleasure of the President. The signatures of Wash- 
ington and Jefferson on these commissions are as plain and 
unfaded as if made recently, the commissions having been packed 
away from the light for almost a century. Mr. Cutts, then 
member of Congress from York county, a friend and family con- 
nection, obtained the appointnient for Mr. Jordan. 

Under the last commission the office was held for nearly thirty 
years, and the next occupant, Edward S. Jarvis Esq., held the 
place from 1818 till 1841, twenty-three years. Those long terms 
show the lapse of public sentiment from those days to the present, 
and that civil service is rather an ancient than a modern doctrine. 
Mr. Jordan was an outspoken federalist, though not an extremist 
in his political views. But those were not the days of political 
removals. Still he had his tribulations in holding possession 
under the democratic administrations which followed that of the 
elder Adams. On technical pretexts charges were several times 
preferred against him, but without avail, although made once or 
twice in behalf of so good and influential a man, who wanted the 
office, as Col. Paul Dudley Sargent, of Sullivan, of revolutionary 
fame and memory. It was practically a life tenure office. The 

Memoir of Col. MelatiaJi Jordan^ and Family^ of UUszvorth, G9 

law got up to make removals and discontinuances more easy, 
which limits the tenure of Presidential appointments to a period 
of four years, as it is now, was not enacted until 1820, and the 
change was reprobated by Daniel Webster in the Senate, in one 
of his masterful speeches on the appointing and removal power. 
The Frenchmans Bay collectorship was a much more important 
and renuaierative office then, than it is now. Smuggling was then 
rife, both under American and English colors. Valuable seizures 
were frequently made, from which large moieties accrued to the 
collector. The collection districts were then defined by general 
designations only, and to save a clashing of jurisdictions, the 
collectors of Machias, Frenchmans Bay and Castine, by an agree- 
ment between themselves, made common cause in capturing prizes 
on their sections of the coast, dividing all profits equally. A 
large harvest was reaped. Quite a number of vessels and valuable 
cargoes were confiscated. The cases were tried in the District 
Court, and some of them went before the Supreme Court at 
Washington. At one time, Hon. 'Wm. Pitt Preble, then District 
Attorney, received, as appears from a receipt given to Mr. Jordan, 
$2,500.00 for fees and services, which would seem a liberal com- 
pensation for professional services rendered in the year 1815. 
Mr. Jordan, who was first better known as Captain, and after- 
wards as Colonel, Jordan, attained distinction in the military 
service ; an experience he was very fond of. He had a fine 
bearing as a soldier, and was efficient and exact as an officer. He 
was in some active service during the Revolution. He was 
enrolled in 1778, in Captain Daniel Sullivan's company, of Col. 
Benjamin Fosters regiment of Provincial militia, serving at 
one time, as appears by the pay-roll, seventeen days. On January 
9, 1786, he was commissioned as Lieutenant in the 9th company, 
commanded by Capt. William Hopkins, in the 6th regiment of 
militia, in Lincoln county, (Hancock county not then incorporated 
out of Lincoln), commanded by Col. Alexander Campbell. He 
was soon after commissioned as Captain, the date of which is not 
at hand, and on November 29, 1791, he was commissioned as 
Major of the regiment. On December 1, 1802, he was commis- 
sioned as Lieutenant Colonel Commandant, and was **honorably 
discharged, at his own request," on January 11, 1808. In those 

70 3Iemoir of Col. MclaiiaJi Jordan^ and Family, of Ellsworth. 

days, possibly on ecoDomical account, the ofBce of Colonel either 
did not exist, or was not filled. 

Col. Jordan had a judicial ten)perament, and was for many 
years the only active Justice of the Peace in his section, and 
tried most of the litigations, then comparatively small, which 
arose in that locality. His civil and military commissions 
bear upon their face what now seem to us glittering and illustrious 
names, Washington, Jeflerson, Hancock, Elbridge Gerry, Caleb 
Strong, luLiease Sumner, James Bowdoin and Levi Lincoln. 

Col. Jordan's social position was one which commanded the 
general respect. His official income enabled him to provide for 
and well educate a numerous family of children ; to own a commo- 
dious and then modernly constructed house, which is still standing 
in a metamorphosed form ; to furnish it bountifully, and to enter- 
tain and live liberally therein. He was fond of good dress for 
himself and his family, of silver ware and ornaments, of good 
horses and other animals, all of wdiich he had. He wore his ruffled 
bosoms and short clothes, a rulable style in those days, on titting 
occasions. He was described as having a punctilious regard for 
his personal appearance, as of medium size and height, and of 
good manners. Receipts left among his papers show^ that he was 
a subscriber for years, for the following newspapers : Christian 
Disciple^ Portland Argus, then the Public newspaper ; Salem 
Hegisier, The Falladiiua, of Boston ; The Gazette, of Maine, 
published in Buckstown ; The Eagle, published by Samuel Hall ; 
and The Castine Journal, published in Castine eighty-eight years 
ago. He belonged to the Masonic order, and took an interest in 
its affairs. His intimates were other leadiusr men. 

He made no will. He divided his lands mostly, and his personal 
property considerably, among his children while he lived, having 
on hand at his decease over $12,000.00 in notes and money, of 
itself a considerable estate at that time. He held the notes of 
Col, John Black for several thousand dollars, given by the latter 
for money to aid him in the purchase of what are known as the 
'*Black Mills," on Union River; supposed to be the only notes 
which the Colonel ever gave for any purpose. Colonel Black, 
though much younger than Colonel Jordan, was his intimate 
friend, and the administrator on his estate. 

Memoir of Col. M-iJatlah Jordan aui Family^ of Ellsworth. 71 

ColoDcl Jordan was a man of tact and judgment ; having no 
clashes or quarrel with neighbors. He was a sympathetic and 
generous man ; constantly helping the poor. He was an honest 
and honorable man, who prided himself that his word was as 
good as his bond ; no one questioned his integrity. He was 
a benevolent and religious man. He built a meeting house, cost- 
ing several thousand dollars, not finished till after his death, which 
he gave, with the land under it, to the Congregational Society of 
Ellsworth, reserving a pew therein for each of his children. He 
gave to the parish a lot adjoining the ^Meeting house, for a burial 
ground, making a similar reservation. Of his numerous descen- 
dants there is not one who does not revere his memory. 


"Died in Ellsworth, Dec. 22, (23,) 1818, Col. Melatiah Jordan, Col- 
lector of the Port of Frenchman's Bay, in the 64th year of his age. He 
lived beloved and respected by all who knew him, and his loss is severely 
felt by his numeroas family, and regretted by his friends and acquaint- 
ances. Col. Jordan had this season erected a meeting house at his own 
expense for the use of the Congregational church and society in that 
town under the Pastoral care of Rev. Peter Nourse, of which church he 
was a Deacon. The Meeting House will be finished in eight or ten days, 
but it was not the will of the Creator that he should live to witness the 
completion of this pious and benevolent act. On the 25th the first ser- 
mon was delivered in the Meeting house on this melancholy occasion, 
and from which place the corpse was removed to and deposited in a new 
burying ground which Colonel Jordan had given the town as a sacred 
deposit for the dead." {Bangor Register^ Jan. 14, 1819.) 

The children of Colonel and Mrs. Jordan* were : 

i. Olive, b. Feb. 17. 1777 ; mar. Cutts. of Saco ; she d. 1S02. 

ii. Betsey, b. Xov. 17, 1779; mar. Daniel Atlams.of Bresby. Mass., ISOO. 

iii. Benjamin, b. Aus;. -">. 17S1, of Ellsworth; married and had a family. 

iv. Mercy, b. Oct. 10. 1783; d. unmarried Aug. 2. 1807. 

V. Jane. b. July 23. 17>-?5; mar. Peter Gove, of Ellsworth. 

vi. Samuel, b. Nov. 10. 17S7; d. July 23, 1838; one daughter Caroline, 

mar. first, Charles E. Jarvis, 1853, and second, John D. Hopkins, 

vii. Sally, b. Amr. 28. 1789; mar. Andrew Peters, of Ellsworthf 1811-12. 

He d. Feb. 15, 1&G4. aged SO; she d. March 13, 1878. Twelve children 

among whom is Chief Justice, Jolin A. Peters, of Bangor. 
vni. Nancy, b. Sept. 25. 1791; mar. Samuel Dutton, of Ellsworth, 1811. 

• Partly from Jordan's Genealogy, 
t Ante Vol. 1, L'age 202. 

72 Ancient Deeds in Hancock Co-unty, 

ix. 2)lELATiAii, b. Aug. 10, 1792, of Ellsworth, max. and had family. 

X. Abigail I'oss. b. Sept. '2G. 1793; mar. Elias Lord, of Ellsworth, 1S17. 

xi. STLyA>;us. b. May 30, 17GC. of Ellsv.orih ; niar. : d. 1S62. 

xil. CLAEI^■l)A R., b. July 6, 179S; mar. :^<;athan G. lio^va^d. of Ellsworth, 

1825. He was a lawyer and afterward moved to ?>Jississippi. 
xiii. Jajies Payson, left EHsworth at the age of 21, and nothing reliable 

ever heard from him. 


Deeds of land in what is now Hancock County, recorded in the 
Eastern District Eegistry of Lincoln County, at Machias : 

Frances and Sakah Shaw, of Boston, sold Nathaniel Shaw, land in 
Goiildsborough, Sept. 6, 1784. Witness, Francis Shaw, Jr., Benjamin 
Shaw and Thomas French. Recorded Vol. 1, page one ; being the first 
deed there recorded. 

Benjamin Milliken, of Union River, sold, Sept. 2b, 1773, to Isaac 
Lord, of Searsborough for £10, Lot of five acres on East side of Union 
Kiver ; beginning at a pine tree on river, N. E. 80 rods by Thomas 
Milliken's land; from thence S. W. to river side; and thence to first 
bounds. Witnessed by Abraham Lord and Joseph Johnson. 

"St. Andrews, N. B., Aug. 19, 1786. 

Personally appeared Benjamin Milliken, and acknowledged above 
deed before me, 

^ Colin Campbell, J. P." 

Recorded Vol. 1, page 59. 

Reuben Salisbury and wife Abigail, of Mount Desert, Oct. 14, 
1786, sold to Augustus Rasaules, Trader, residing at Mt. Desert, for 
JC30, Lot of 100 acres at S. W. Harbour, near lot in possession of 
Andrew Tucker. Recorded Vol. 1. page 61. 

Nathaniel Preble, of New Bristol, (Sullivan) April 1, 1785; sold 
lot there to sons, Nathaniel Preble, yeoman, John Preble, mariner and 
Samuel Preble, husbandman. Recorded V^ol. 1, page 50. 

SusANTs'AH Salisbury, widow, and Reuben Salisbury, of Mount 
Desert, sold Oct. 14, 1786, Lot of 100 acres in N. E. part of Mount 
Desert to Thomas Wasgatt, Jr., for £40; bounded West, by Daniel 
Rodick's farm lot ; North, by Frenchman's Bay, 40 rods ; East, by 
John Thomas lot. Recorded Vol. 1, page 61. 

James Smith, of Kilkenny, sold John Scammon of Union River, 
Land at Oak Point for flSOj^Marcb 19, 1788. Recorded Vol. 1, page 

Samuel Hadlock, of Mt. Desert, sold Samuel Hadlock, Jr., 1788, 
lot on East side of (South) West Harbour, 100 acres, and all his estate 
and cattle. Recorded Vol. 1, page 132. 

James Richardson, of I^Iount Desert, sold, Oct. 10, 1788, Lot on 
Somes Sound, to David Richardson. Recorded Vol. 11, page 134. 

Melatiah Jordan, of New Bowdoin, (Ellsworth) sold lot in Ells- 
worth to Jesse Dutton, of Boston, Sept. 23, 1790. 

Geo. Brimmer and Family. Gen. David Cohh Adenda. T3 

He was born in Scotland, August, 1760 ; came to this country 
and settled in Boston ; merchant ; removed to Ellsworth in 1794, as 
Agent for the Jarvis Estate. He was a man of character' and a 
sturdy Federalist. He died April, 1855, aged 94. He married 
Abigail, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Holland) Eddy, of 
Boston, Oct. 20, 1791. She was born Dec. 4, 1770 and died July, 
1820. f (Another account says born August, 176(3 ; died July, 
1828.) Children, the first two born in Boston, the others in 

i. Abigail, b. April 28, 1792; mar. John Hopkins of Ellsworth, 1813. 
He d. April ]8, 1S40; she d. April 3, 1884; 11 children, one of whom 
is John Dean Hopkkis, b. 1817. 
ii Betsey, b. August, 1793; mar. Ivory Joy of Ellsworth; she d. April 

4, 1851 ; he died before his wife ; 8 children. 
iii. Sally, b. Dec. 4. 1704: d. unmarried 1829. 

iv. George, b. May 4. 1796; mar. Moore; removed to Mariaville, 

where he died Aug. 1. 1863; widow died. 
V. Alfred, b Julv 1,1798, of Ellsworth; mar. Dorcas, daughter of 

John Jordan. He d. Dec. 3, 1842; 4 children. 
vi. John. b. Oct. 1. 1799, of Ellsworth; married twice, 
vii. Isabella, b. May 1801; m. Jeremiah Jordan, of Mariaville. April 5, 
1S22; she d. J3(pt. 5, 1841. He m. five more wives. Daughter Maria 
by first wife, b. Jan. 31, 1823; m. John D. Hopkins, of Eiisworch, 
viii. LrCRETiA. b. Sept. 10, 1803; m. Eben Morrison, of Ellsworth Fails; 

she d. Jan. 1, 1837; he died. 
ix. Donald IJoss. b. Xov. 1, 1804; d. Sept. 1, 1807, 
X. Mary. b. Mar. 1, 1807; d. ; unmarried April 10, 1830. 
xi. Nancy, b. Oct. 1, 1808; m. Elias Hill, of Taunton, Mass. He settled 

in Ellsworth; he died ; widow d. 1865. 
xii. Donald Eoss. b. Mar. 1, 1810; d. Aug. 1, 1830. 

xiii. Charles, b. Nov. 1, 1811; resides in Mariaville; m. Caroline, daughter 
of Ebenezer Jordan, Nov. 21, 1837; four children. Parents now 


Page 7. — Abigail Hall, wife of Thomas Cobb was daughter of 
Col. Noah Hall, a Revolutionary officer, who followed General 
Cobb to Gouldsboro. 

Page 8. — The name of Mrs. Samuel Cobb is Aurelia. 

Page 8.— The widow of John Black, died Feb. 14, 1874. 

Note.-— The Editor is indebted to Capt. John W. D. Hall, of Taunton 
for valuable assistance in the preparation of the memoir of Cxeneral 

•I am indebted principally for this memoir to Col. John L. Moor, of Ells- 
worth.— Editor. 

tEddy Genealogy, page 91. Mrs. Brimmer'8 father was a Revolutionary Soldier; 
born Oct. 21, 1737; married Sarah Holland. He died in Iloyalston, Mass., June 1832, 
aged 95. 

74 Benjamin Joy and Family^ of Ellsivorth. 



Benjamiu Joy was born in Saco, Jan. 25, 1749. He was one 
of the first settlers in Ellsworth in 17G3, and one of its principal 
citizens. He died Aug. 4, 1830. He married Rebecca Smith, of 
Saco, 1763; she was born Jan, 25, 1749 and died Oct. 5, 1830. 
They have many descendants scattered all over the L^nited States. 
Their children all born in EllsAvorth were : 

i. John, b. July 20, 1765. The fan:iily have claimed that he was the first 
white child born within the limits of what is now Ellsworth. He 
lived in Hancock, where he died. He married Mi?s Elisabeth Clark, 
of Hancock; they reared a family of eight cliiidren, many descend- 
ants are uow livin<^. 

ii. Benjamin, Jr.. b. Dec. 24, 17GS; lived in Ellsworth. He m. Abigail 
Greene; she was a daughter of Col. John Greene, of EUswortfi. a 
Revolutionary soldier, who had been in the battles of Bunker Hill, 
Trenton, Princeton, and others. His grand-daughter 84 years of age 
DOW living in Ohio, has a swoixl which he captured from a Kritish 
officer. ^lany descendants of Benjamin Joy, Jr., and Col. Greene 
now reside in Ellsworth and vicinity. 

iii. ScsAN, b. Sept. 2, 1773; m. Joseph Murch. a farmer; they reared a 
large family, and descendants are numerous. 

iv. Samuel, b. 'Aug. 21, 1776; lived in Surry; m. ]\liss Nancy xiustin. 
They had five sons and five daughters, who have descendants, their 
sons : 

1. Joseph A., was a successful shipmaster. He was master of 

Ship Ariel, of Belfast, which sailed from St. Thomas for 
Boston, and was never heard from. 

2. Xathaniel A., was a master mariner for many years; lived in 

Ellsworth, Inspector of Customs under President Peirce; 
Assessor of Internal Bevenue under President Grant, and 
Executive Councillor, 1857. 

3. Charles, lived in Surry; Representative several years. 

V. jE^iNY, b. Aug, 3, 1777; m. John Moore, who came from New Hamp- 
shire to EUsv/orth, in 1794. He was of the Londonery stock. They 
reared a family of five sons and five daughters. Their second son, 
John Louder Moor has alv.ays resided in Ellsvs'orth; for many years 
a 'i'own otllcer, and Repre^^entative to the Eegislature six years. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. July 21, 1779; second mate of Brig. He d. at Demer- 
arra of Yellow fever. 

vii. Rebecca, b. July 20, 1781; ra. Jonathan Robinson, who came fror!i 
Vermont to Ellsworth, tiien to tlie Province of New Brunswick, then 
to Sebec, Me., where he died. They left descendants. 

viii. Polly, b. Nov. 10. 1783; m. Capt. John Louder, a native of Bangor. 
He was master of a Liverpool Packet Ship. He d. in Bangor, and 
his wife d. 1820. 

ix. Nathan, b. Mar. 16, 178G: went to Ne*NV Brunswick; m. Peggy Young 
and lived there about thirty years, and returned to Ellsworth where 
he died. 

X. Ivory Hovey. b. July 26. 1792; lived on the homestead of his fa(:her 
in Ellsworth; m. Betsey, daughter of George Brimmer, of Ells- 
worth. They had seveji sons and three daughteis. one of them was 
Hamilton Jov, of Ellsworth. Town officer, Postmaster, Represen- 
tative, who d" 1886. 

Moses Greeiileaf, of Williamslurg, 75 


(From the note book of the late William D. WilliMuuson.) 


This gentleman was born at Newburyport, Oct. 17, 1777, and died at 
Williamsburg, Maine, Marcii 20, 1834. His father of the same name, 
had the appellation of "silver tong'ue," from his aptitude of expression 
and fluency of speech. He removed to New Gloucester when his family 
consisted of his wife and four sons. These were Moses, Jonatlian, late 
Minister of Wells, who published in 1821, Sketches of the Kcclesiastical 
History of Elaine ; Simon, the late Reporter of Decisions, now Professor 
in the Law School at Cambridge ; and Ebenezer, a ]\Iariner, now resi- 
dent in Williamsburg. Moses resided a few years at Andover, ^Maiue, 
and settled at Bangor, in trade. He married Miss Poor, sister of the 
wife of Jacob McGaw, Esq. Unable through misfortunes, or changes 
in the times, to sustain himself in mercantile business, al'out the year 
180G, or 1807 he resigned his property into the hands of his creditors, 
and afterwards removing into the township where he died, prepared, in 
the midst of the wilderness, a habitation for himself and family. His 
mind was energetic and elastic, though sometimes visionary. His 
education, which was acquired at the common schools, was greatly im- 
proved by reading and reflection, by business, and by the literary pur- 
suits to which his mind and tastes so much inclined. Being a magistrate, 
a land-surveyor, and a ready writer, he was one of the most useful men 
among the settlers of a new country. Ai one time he was a Justice of 
the Court of Sessions. In 1810, he published a Map and a "Statistical 
View of Maine," and in January of that year the Legislature of Massa- 
chusetts authorized a subscription for one thousand copies, at three 
dollars for each map, and seventy-five cents for each copy of the work. 
Encouraged by this patronage, he revised and enlarged both ; and in 
1826, published them at great expense. The new edition was called 
"Survey of Maine," and the maps were several. On application to the 
Legislature of ]Maine for aid, a resolve passed March 10, 1830, gave 
him 8oOO, and a subscription on the part of the Government for four 
hundred copies of the maps and Survey, at sixteen dollars per set. 
These last works acquired him considerable credit ; but they were too 
heavy to find a ready and extensive sale ; and hence the remuneration 
for his labor was not adequate to his deserts, he never was fitly compen- 
sated for his time. 

I knew Mr. Greenleaf , well. He was quick in thought, composition, 

76 Letter from Judge Peabody, to Andrew Peters^ 18B6. 

action and speech. His stature was more than middling for height, and 
well proportioned ; his complexion rather light ; his manners easy, and 
himself always frank and accessible. Some years before his death he 
made a profession of religion, and died, as he had lived, in the hope of 
salvation through the merits of an atoning Sa'vior. He left a wife, and 
four children ; two sons and two daughters. He was always a Federalist, 
and sometimes rendered himself quite unpopular by his zeal, and severity 
of expression in conversation upon politics. 


*'BucKSP0KT, 1st Aug. 1836. 

Andrew Peters, Esq., Dear Sir : — Who is to be candidate for member 
of Congress at the ensuing election? I know so little of our public 
men that I feel no conlldence in my own opinion. Our public affairs 
are managed so horribly that it seems to me that we ought to make an 
effort to save the country and government from destruction. 

It has been named that Washington (County) will claim the right or 
turn to send a representative this time. There is Downes,* Judge 
Lincoln, t Freemanj & Hobbs§ would either of them be respectable and 
perhaps O'Brien. || How would it do to put up Dickinson, on the princi- 
ple of dividing and conquering. He is a man of some breeding and at 
least a man of common sense, which is more than can be said of * * *. 
In our County there is Pond,*[ Hathaway,** and Hinckleyft infinitely 
superior to * * *. However I do not feel confident in naming any one. 
I have conversed with no one on the subject except Capt. S. Hill a few 
moments last evening. There appears to be a perfect indifference on 
the subject of our publick aff^airs that appears to be absolutely alarming. 

Please write me a line and let me know your views and what you have 
heard on the subject J ]: and oblige your 

friend and humble servant, 


• George Downe.*', of Calais. 

t Theodore Lincoln, of DennysviUe. 

t William Freeman, of Cherryfioid. 

I Frederick Hobb>, theu of Eastport. 

f] O^Brien, of Mitchia.s. 

il Samuel M. Pond, of Bucksport. 

♦♦ Joshua W. Hathawav, then of Ellsworth, 

+t Bushrod W. Hinckley, of Blue Hill. 

it Neither one named was elected, but Joseph C. Koyes, of Eastport, 

Rev. John Urquhart of Union River ^ now Elhworth and Surry. 77 


In 1784, Rev. John Urquhart, a Presbyterian mini.^ter, v/ent to 
Union River and preached for a short time. In 1785, certain 
Inhabitants of No. 6, now Ellsworth and No. 1, now Surry, 
desired to have a settled minister. Benjamin Joy and John Smith 
as a committee, employed Capt. (or Col.) ^latthew Patten, of 
No. One to go to Topsham, where Mr. Urquhart was then preach- 
ing and invite him to be their minister, and to request the Salem 
Presbytery then about to meet at Topsham to install him ; accord- 
ingly, Sept. 17, 1785 he was there installed as a Presbyterian 
Minister, at L^nion River, by that body. He went there v/ith his 
family and commenced his labors immediately. 

Mr. Urquhart was a Scotch Presbyterian minister, who came to 
this country in 1774, and commenced to preach at Saint George, 
now AVarren, and Thomastoo. In 1775, he was settled there on 
a salary of £80, the Upper and Lower towns to each pay one-half. 
When he came he left his wife in Scotland. In the course of a 
year or two he represented that his wife had died, and soon 
married Mary, daughter of Capt. John Mclntire, of St. George, 
Many people did not believe that the iirst wife was dead, and in 
other respects were dissatisfied with his conduct ; and in 1784, 
the town invited him to resign, which he declined to do, and sued 
the town for his salary, which he recovered. Then the town voted 
to request Salem Presbytery "to take him away." He left and 
went to Topsham, and thence to Union River. 

In the meantime the first wife came to this country, (Philadel- 
phia) and after some time went to Warren, and from thence went 
to Union River, where she found her husband and second wife and 
two children. It is said that her troubles had made her almost 
insane. He told her he thought her dead. She in a great rage 
ordered the second wife away, and took her place at the head of 
the table. Wife number two returned to her father at St. George. 
The first wife staid at Union River nearly a year, and finding she 
could accomplish nothing went away, determined to prosecute her 
husband, in law. She went back to St. George, and soon started 
for Union River with a Deputy Sheriff, and surprised her husband 

78 Enlistments at Machias^ 1777. 

in bed with his second w^ife, who had returned. The oiScer bade 
Mr. Urquhart to retire and dress himself and repair to a Magis- 
trate, (Nicholas Holt, of Bluehill.) who lived at some distance. 
Urquhart retired and lied to a camp up the river, but was caught 
and brought back. The Sheriff advised some com})romise which 
the first Mrs, Urquhart wrathful ly refused; but after awhile an 
arrangement was made by which he gave her his farm at St. 
George, and satisfied the ofiicer for his trouble. The first wifi.^ then 

These transactions brought matters to a head and in 1790, the 
people preferred charges against him to Salem Presbytery, which 
w^ere heard and decided by that body, as not guilty. He however 
gave up preaching there, the same year. He is said to have 
removed to Mirimachi. He was at Union River in 1793, for in 
that year Donald Eoss has him charged with goods delivered him- 
self, his wife, and son and daughter. 

No Records of the organization of any church by Mr. Urquhart 
have been found. Mr. Urquhart was forcible humorous, quaint, 
and personal in his sermons. 


Names of men who were paid a Bounty of £3 each, at Machias, 
Oct. 18, 1777, for enlisting into the service of the United States, 
by Col. John Allan. From his Day Book : 

Elisha CofRn, of Dyer's, Zacheriah Stevens, 

John Joy, of Dyer's, Joseph Smalley, of West's, 

Daniel Tebbetts, of Dyer's, Paul Downs, of West's, 

George Tebbetts, Ebenezer Downs, 

Samuel Jerrel? Jewel, Robert Oliver, 

Jahez Huntley, Tilley White, 

Reuben Dyer, Jr., Lunnen Lyon. 
Ebenezer Smalley, 

* I am indebted to Greenleafs Ecclesiastical History, of Maine, pp. IGG, 171; History 
of Warren, pp. 166, Ibo, 205; and History of Brunswick, p. 408; and other sources. 

William Bingham, 

willia:^! bkgham. 

(From the note book of ^^illiam D. Williamson.) 


Mr. Bingham lived in Philadelphia, and was a man of immense 
wealth. Among his varied investments, he concluded a part 
might be ventured in wild land. Learnin^^ that Massachusetts, in 
1786, had put into a lottery 50 townships, equal to 1,007,396 
acres, against 2,720 tickets at £60 each, payable in soldiers notes 
and any other public securities, he determined to become inter- 
ested; and it being found, the next spring, when the drawing was 
to commence, that only 450 of the tickets had been sold, he took 
all the rest, and afterwards purchased perhaps some of the prize 
lots which the ticket-holders drew. These were finall}^ located 
together. He also piu'chased another large tract, so that this, 
which is situated on both sides of the Kiver Kennebec, above and 
below its confluence with Dead River, and that situated between 
the Schoodic, lK)th contain, as Col. Black, the agent tells me, 
2,350,000 acres. Mr. Bingham, died at Bath, in England, A. D. 
1803, leaving a son of the same name, born 1800, an unpromis- 
jDg young man, and two daughters, both very gay and accomp- 
lished. One married Alexander Baring, of London, England, 
previously of Philadelphia, and a German Count is the husband of 
the other ; he is attached to the Austrian Government. The first 
husband of the latter, however, was the brother of Alexander, 
just named. She left him, and he obtained a divorce. The son 
married at Montreal. Col. Black, says Mr. Bingham, was induced 
to purchase in Elaine, by the persuasion of General Knox, then 
Secretary of War, at Philadelphia, and that he gave ten cents per 
acre for the land. But Mr. Ilsley, of Portland, says he knew Mr. 
Bingham ; that he made much of his property by purchase of 
stocks in London; going there at the close of the Revolution, 
and by chance hearing of peace before it was published. 

80 Deaths in Banoor. 


Continued from Vol. 4, Nos. 1 and 2. Page 40. 

Geo. vStarrett, Esq., Feb., 1337, aged 39. 

James Swett, Mar. 22, 1837. aged 55. 

Edward Sargent, Nov. 12, 1837, aged 63. 

Mrs. Mary, "wife of Wm. Sievetis, June 14, 1838, aged 61. 

Isaac Snow, Nov. 18, 1839, aged 45. 

Major Abraham Shaw, Sept. 17, 1839, aged 47. 

Mrs. Betsey, wife Israel Snow, May 17, 1840, aged 46. 

Mrs. Eunice Smiley, iMay 4, 1840, aged 71. 

William Smythe, April 29, 1841, aged 72. 

Mrs. Nancy, wife of Stephen Smith, Oct, 2Q, 1841, aged 53, 

Mrs. Sarah, wife of Zebulou Smith, July 13, 1843," aged bb. 

Mr. Seweli Stearns, June 27, 1846, aged bb. 

James Stevenson of Calais, Nov. 15, 1847, aged 48. 

Josiah Sonthwick, Dec. 11, 1847, aged 78. 

Mrs. Lucy, wife of Isaac Spencer, July 31, 1848, died 62. 

Mrs. Salome Shavy, August 10, 1847, aged 76. 

Nath. Thurston, Jan, 9, 1837, a^ed 59. 

Mrs. Lucy Tillson, Mar. 20, 1838, aged 72. 

Benjamin Tainter, Aug. 6, 1839, aged 40. 

Mrs. Deborah Tainter, his wife, Jan. 13, 1846, aged 48. 

Samuel Thomas, Sept. 12, 1841, aged 58. 

Joseph Treadwell, June 8, 1842, aged 70 years, 10 mos. 

Mrs. Marv, wife John True, Feb. 5, 1845, aged 33. 

John Tobin, Feb. 26, 1849, aged 44. 

Mrs. Amy, wife of Ichabod Tibbetts, Mar. 7, 1849, aged 71. 

Mrs. Rachel Upton, Aug. 15, 1846, ag^ed 80 years, 1 mo. 

Ellis B. Usher, Feb. 27, 1847, aged 38. 

Samuel Woodman, Jan. 7, 1837, aged 36. 

Jonathan Webster, April 29, 1837, aged 64. 

Mrs. Susan, wife of Daniel Wallis, Feb. 4, 1838, aged 65. 

Nicholas Winslow, Feb. 8, 1839, aged 53. 

Simon Wood, April 23, 1839, aged 62. 

Mrs. Temperance Wood, Feb. 3, 1840, aged 58. 

Miss Betsey Wilder, June 24, 1842, aged 69. 

Mrs. Nancy, wife of John Wilkinson. Mar. 8, 1843, aged 80. 

Samuel Ware, May 28, 1843, aged 38. 

Mrs. Susanna Wilder, died in Kirkland, July 6, 1844, aged S%. 

Mrs. Betsey, wife of Benjamin Wakefield, Feb. 20, 1845, aged 53, 

Mrs. Sarah, wife of Wm. Woodward, Feb. 26, 1845, aged 53. 

Richard F. Webster, Mar. 20. 1845, aged 36. 

George Wheelwriglit, April 29, 1845, aged 56. 

Mrs. Elisabeth, wife of Capt. B. Wyatt, June 5, 1345, aged 80. 

Moses Williams, Sept. 10, 1845. aged ^'2. 

Mrs. Mary Wingate, (of Levant) Nov. 7, 1845, aged 73. 

James Webb, April 16, 1846, aged 37. 

F. Temple Wheeler, Esq., Feb.^7, 1848, aged 54. 

Benjamin Winslow, Mar. 18, 1848, aged 38. 

Daniel Wallis, Jr., Mar. 18, 1849, aged 54. 

Joseph Young, Feb. 18, 1847, aged 77. 


.A. Iv^OlSTTKCI^^X^ 

VOL. IV. BANGOR, ME., NOVEMBER. 1888. No. 5. 

samosp:t, loed of monheGxVN and pemaquid. 

The Pilgrims* had only got fiiirly settled at Plymouth, when on 
March 16, 1621 to their great surprise, an Indian suddenly ap- 
peared to them. He walked b6ldly along hy the houses, as he 
went, savinc^ Welcome Enoflishmen ! Welcome EnHishmen ! He 
was a tall, straight man, with black hair, long behind and short 
before, and none on his face. He had a bow and arrows. He was 
naked with only a leather about his waist. The weather was 
very cold and they threw a cloak over him. He asked for beer, 
and was given strong water, biscuit, butter, cheese and pudding, 
all of which he enjoyed. He was a man, free of speech as far as 
he could express his mind, and of seemly carriage. The Pilgrims 
questioned him of many things. Pie said his name was Samoset, 
that he was not of those parts, but Moratiggon (Monhegan) and 
one of the Sagamores or Lord thereof, it lying hence to the East- 
ward, a day's sail with a great wind, and four days by land. He 
had learned some broken English amongst the Englishmen who 
went to Monhegan fishing, and knew by name most of the Captains 
who went there. He gave an account of the Eastern parts and of 
the people there, their names, number and strength, of their situa- 
tion and distance from Plymouth, and who was chief among them. 
He said he had been at Plymouth eight months and that the 
Indian name of that place was Patuxet. After all his talk, and 
his very friendly appearance the Pilgrims wished to get rid of 
him ; but he refused to go, so they entertained him at the house 

♦New England Memorial, 1826, page 53: Mourt's Relations in Prince-'s Annals, Edition 
1826, pp. 185, 186. 

Samo^et, Lord of Monhegan and Pemaquid. 

of Stephen Hopkins and watched him. lie continued in Plymouth 
and vicinity for some time, the last and honest friend of the 
white men. He encouraged other Indians to visit them, and to a 
certain extent assisted in making the Treaty with the great Indian 
Chieftain, Massasoit, which was of incalculable value to the 

In 1623-24 Christopher Levett, one of the Council for New 
England, visited Maine, and an account of his voyage was printed in 
London, 1G2-S- . He visited Cape Xewagen, now Boothbay, where 
he staid four nights, and where came many savages with their 
wives and children, among whom was "Samoset a Sagamore, 
one that hath ])een found very faithful to the English, and hath 
saved the lives of many of our Xation ; some from starving and 
others frooi killing." Samoset and Levett became great friends. 
The Indian, who had a son born that year, proposing that their 
sons should be brothers as long as they li\ed. 

In 1625, Samoset v/as at Pemaquid, and sold land to one John 
Brown, as appears by the following deed : 

"To all people whom it may concern, Know ye, that I, Capt. John 
Somerset and Unongoit, Indian Sagamores, being proper heirs to all 
the lands on both sides of ]\Iuscongus river, have bargained and sould 
to John Brown, of New Harbor, this certain tract or parcel of land as 
followeth : that is to say, beginning at Pemaquid Fails and so runring 
a direct course to the head of New Harbour, from thence to the south 
end of ]Muscongu5 Island, taking in the Island, and so running 25 miles 
into the country north and by east ; and thence 8 miles north west and 
by west, to Pemaquid where tirst begun. In witness whereof, I the said 
Capt. John Somerset, have set our hands and seals July 15, 1625. 

Signed and sealed in Capt. John Somerset, Seal. 

presence of ns, Unongoit, Seal. 

Matthew Newman, 
Wm. Cox. 

July 21, 1G2G, Capt. John Somerset and Unangoit, Indian Sagamores, 
personally appeared and acknowledged this instrument to be their act 
and deed, at Pemaquid. Before me, 

Abraham Suukt." 

''There was then no precedent for the acknowledgment or the for- 
mula, and Mr. Shurt is well entitled to be considered the Father of 
American Conveyancing. f 

♦Maine Historical Society Publications, Vol. II, pp. 73 to 109. 

t J. Wingate Thornton in Maine Historical Society's Collections, Vol. V, page 195. 

Samoset, Lord of IMonhegan and Pemaquid. 83 

This mode of autlienticating deeds was not adopted b}' Massa- 
clmsetts until 164C, and by Plymouth Colony in 1046. 

Jan. 9, 1641, Samoset and two other Sagamores sold Richard 
Peirce,* Carpenter, of Kenobscus, (Muscongus) a large but ill 
defined tract of land at that place, being part of same tract of 
land previously sold to John Brown. 

July, 1653, Samosetf sold AVm. Parnall, Thomas Wayne, Wm. 
England, 100 acres of land in Soggohango (probal)ly Muscongus.) 

Samoset when he gave these deeds did not probably intend to 
convey away the soil, but only the right to hunt and fish, etc.^ 
After this date he disappears, and it is thought died soon after, 
and was buried on Samoset Island at the mouth of P3road Sound, 
or on Tappan's Island, near Damariscotta, where there was an 
ancient Indian lauying place. John Josselyn who visited Xevv 
England wrote in 1673§ that "among the Eastern Indians, Sam- 
mersant was a famous Indian." 

The name and memory of this Xoblest Indian of Maine deserves 
to be perpetuated and remembered, and in its huml)le way this 
magazine does its share of the duty. Mr. J. Wingate Thornton |i 
says, "he was one of the most beautiful and noble characters that 
adorn the annals of any people, * * * and it is a glory to Pema- 
quid that she can claim him as her Lord and Sagamore." John 
Johnston, L.L. D.^, the highest authority says, "He was a man 
of elevated rank among his country men, destitute of the jealous- 
ies and petty vices of his race, a lover of truth and justice, and 
had an elevation of soul tar superior to many of the Europeans 
with whom he came in contact." 

In ancient Greece or Rome a statue or monument would have 
been erected to perpetuate his memory. In this State he has 

* Hi.-tory of Bristol, page 03. 

t Maine Historical Society Collections, Vol. V, page 188. 

t History of Kristol — Note. 

Josselyn'-i A'oyagos. 

11 Maint'Historicai Society Collections, Yol. V, Page 186. 

m History of Bristol, i'age 63. 

84 The Graveyards of Bangor, 



In the very early history of the city two graveyards were used, one on 
the Easterly declivity of Thomas Hill near the junction of Thomas and 
Charles Streets, the other on Washington Street, at the foot of Fine, 
nearly opposite the Toll Bridge. The Hinckley & Egery Iron Works 
are situated partly on the grounds. A few of the early settlers were 
buried here, among whom was Junin, the Frenchman, who was murdered 
by hiL nephew, Paronnean ; but these cemeteries were not piobably 
very extensively used. Both were abandoned at an early day and a 
new one adopted, located on the high gravel bank immediately adjoining 
the Court House lot on the West. When Court Street was built, by 
digging through the bank, very many bodies were found wiiich had 
escaped the notice of the authorities when the order for removal was 
carried into effect. The entrance to the grounds was at the then top of 
the hill, near where the old Savory house now^ stands. After the change 
of location, the ground was devoted to the uses of the old Bangor 
Artillery Company, whose Gun-House was removed here from its first 
location in front of the Hammond Street Church. Near this Graveyard 
stood a brick Powder House. 

From these latter places the next removal was to the East side of 
Main Street, on top of the hill by the Maine Central Depot. The 
present school house stands upon the same ground. These grounds were 
very extensively used, and very numerous burials were made for a long 
space of time, until after the city's incorporation. The smallness of 
the yard, its undesirable location, and its proximity to the business of 
the city, and to the residences of its inhabitants, all led the citizens to 
call lor a more spacious and agreeable as well as appropriate place for 
the burial of their dead. This led to the selection of a new field more 
congenial to the feelings as well as commodious and adapted for all time 
to come. A few of the leading and active citizens of the place made it 
a matter of attention, and after much thought and deliberation, the plan 
was adopted and carried out as will now be described. 

Mount Hope. 

The want of a new and more commodious place of burial being very 
generally felt, and the grounds now used as such being generally recog- 
nized as exceedincrly appropriate, a subscription paper was circuhited for 
the purpose of procuring funds necessary for the purchase. The land 
v/as owned by Maj. Joseph Treat, and the price to be paid was 63,500. 
This was di\i.ded into shares of SI 00 each, and subscriptions solicited. 
Thirty-one shares were taken, the remaining four being left for Mr. 
Treat. The subscription paper contained the following names in the 
order novr given : 

George W. Pickering. Aino? Patten, Thomas F. Hatch, A. G. Jewett, Joseph 
Treat, Edward Kent. John VVilkins, \V. T. & II. Pierce. Philip Coombs. .S:muicl 
P. Dutton, ►Samuel .^niith, Warren Preston, Warren & Brown, James Crosby, 

The Graveyards of Bangor. 85 

S. J. Foster, Thomas A. Hill, James B. Fiske. J. R. Liimbert. Noreross & 
iiasou. Nathaniel llarlnw. John A. FreDch, Abner Taylor, John C. Dexter, 
4'homas Drew. Mark Trafton, Chas. II. Hammond, L. & C. Dwinel, Chas. 
Hayes. Asa F^avis, Samuel Thatcher. Jr.. Amos Davis. 

The paper bears date April 23, ISo-i. An organization was effected 
under the provisions of the general law, which was completed on the 
2Gth day of September, 1834, when the following olhcers were chosen : 

Amos Fatten. President: Thomas A. Hill. Treasurer; John Bakstow, 
Secretary. Exkcutive Committee, — Amos Fatten, Thomas A. Hill, 
Joseph Treat. 

A deed of the land was then taken embracing the summit of the hill 
to a line in front at its foot, and extending North to the maish, and 
Easterly about half the distance to the })reseut Easterly limit. The work 
of lotting was done by Thomas Edwards, and the Company then pro- 
ceeded to business as a close corporation. 

After the lotting, the lots were appraised at the uniform value of S30 
and sold for choice at public auction, sixty-eight lots being at once 
sold at an aggregate advance over the minimum price of §2,781.50. 

On the 22d of July, 183G, the grounds were appropriately consecrated 
by public religious services, on wiiich occasion prayer was offered by 
the Rev. Mr. Hedge, and an eloquent address by Edward Kent. The 
first burial upon tiie ground, was that of Samuel Call on the uinth day of 
July, 1836. Other interments soon took place until already the largest 
part of all the inhabitants then alive in the city have gone thither, or on 
the public ground adjoiuiug, to rest. So remarkably has this been the 
case that some half dozen new purchases of territory have since been 
made until the present is two or three times as large as the original, and 
a very large portion of it taken up. 

By an Act of Legislature formed Feb. 27, 1858, a new Incorporation 
was enacted, whereby every lot-owner by virtue of his ownership became 
a member of the corporation and entitled to vote, every such owner 
being entitled to one vote and no more, and such is the present character 
of the organization. 

The Company has at different times made a gift of suitable grounds 
for the purposes of the ' 'Children's Home," the "Old Ladies' Home," 
and "Soldier's Cemetery." On the latter is erected the Soldier's 
Monument, dedicated to the memory of those who died in the war of 
the Rebellion. 


Adjoining the Corporation grounds at Mt. Hope, the city have a pub- 
lic burial-ground extending down to the marsh or brook which limits the 
private grounds on the north. The purchase was made at the same 
time with that by the Corporation as already stated. The 

Pine Gkove Cemeteky 
on Hammond Street near the Hermon line, and 

Maple Grove Cemetery 
on Pushaw Road by the Union Meeting-House, are well located and 

S6 The Graveyards of }3angor. 

cared for as a very appropriate place of burial for these respective 

Besides the foregoi ag are the beautiful grouuds of the Catholic Ceme- 
tery on Ohio Street, which is called 

Mount Pleasant, 

about two miles from the Post-Office, upon which very much money and 
good taste have been expended by the erection of a granite tomb for the 
reception of bodies waiting for burial. 

Previous to the selection of these grounds the Catholic denomination 
selected another spot for tlie burial of the dead on Lincoln Street, near 
the Webster Road, which is still inclosed and cared for, although most 
of the ])odies have been exhumed and removed to the other and more 
desirable grouuds. 

Oak GiioVE Cf:METERY. 

On the Finson Road, is now mainly occupied by bodies removed from a 
former burial ground on the Levant Road a little nearer the city which 
has since been abandoned and sold. This graveyard has a very beauti- 
ful location, and like the Catholic Cemetery, overlooks the Keuduskeag 
Stream from v»hich it rises by a bold and steep bank. 

Jewish Cemetery. 

At the head or westerly end of City Farm, at its south-west corner, is 
the former Jewish Cemetery, in which at one period of time many inter- 
ments were made. 

Early in the history of the city another graveyard was set apart on 
"the plains," as it was called, above Mt. Hope, which was used by the 
citizens in that neighborhood, and still so now. It is now within the 
limits of the town of Veazie. 

Early after the incorporation of the City, Capt. Samuel Lowder ex- 
pended a large sum of money in the establishment of a place of tombs 
on Union Street, known as 

Mount Moriah 

which contained a quarter of an acre, and the central portion was filled 
with a high eminence artificially erected, under which and around the 
sides of the whole enclosure were firmly constructed tombs to the num- 
ber of thirty-five or thirty-six, designed for sale to purchasers. Only 
two or three, however, were taken, and it was found after a season or 
two of frosts that the bank could not withstand the perils of the seasons, 
and the whole proved a total failure, and the large expenditure of money 
was found of no value. 

Petition of Inhabitants of Orrington^ 1812. 87 


"To the Honorable Senate and House of JRfpresentatives in General 
Court assembled^ January^ 1S12. 

\Ye the inhabitants* of the Town of Orrington beg leave respectfully 
to represent that at their annual meeting in April last it was voted 
almost unanimously, that it was necessary to divide said town. A 
motion was then made to choose a committee of nine persons to report 
at the next meeting in what manner it should be divided, which motion 
was rejected, it being a very stormy day, and many of the voters wtre 
not present, 66 persons then present constituted a majority who voted to 
divide the town by the Knapp Square (so called)aud choose a committee 
to petition your Honorable body to carry the same into effect. We your 
petitioners sensible that it is the wish of your Honorable body to make 
such divisions as may best promote the public convenience and prosper- 
ity, beg leave to state that should the division take place as contemplated 
by the vote of the town namely by the Knapp Square ; in that case such 
of your petitioners as reside in the upper part of the town (known by 
the name of Knapp's Square) when incorporated into a town by them- 
selves woukl not have a sufticient number of rateable polls to entitle 
them to send a member to your Honorably body, which is a privilege 
we highly prized. And whereas it may have been stated to you, as a 
reason for the intended division, that there are Meeting-houses nearly 
central in each. We regret the necessity of informing you that the 
upper Meeting-house is a neglected building, that there has never been 
a settled Minister, and indeed has not been preaching in it more than 
three or four times these two years, which neglect is in a great measure 
occasioned by its solitary situation. The lower meeting-house accom- 
odates a society of Methodists of this and the neighboring towns, and 
any division your Iljnorabie body may make cannot affect the Society 
or Meeting-houses. 

"We would further represent that we your petitioners many of us did 
in the year 1807 in conjunction with the inhabitants of Eddington, peti- 
tion your Honorable body to be united under one corporation. A com- 
mittee of your Honorable body made a report in favor of said petition 
which passed both branches of the Legislature ; but for reasons unknown 
to your petitioners no bill was ever brought in, and whereas the division 
as contemplated by the vote of the town is calculated to destroy all 
hopes of this connection which to us is absolutely necessary and indis- 
pensable, and whereas we feel confident that the granting of our petition 
will not be inconsistent with the rights and interests of the town at large 
but will rather subserve them ; as by the annexation of a small portion 
of the extreme part of Buckstown, (whose convenience would also be 
promoted by the arrangement,) the remainder or Orrington would forjn 
two towns, whose geographical centres would very well comport with the 
natural centres of business. 

• The signers to this petition lived at or near Eddington Bend. 

88 Intentions of Marriage in Orrington and Breiver^ 1785-88. 

We jour petitioners do therefore confidently pray your Honorable 
body that three miles of the upper part of Orrington may be set off and 
annexed to Eddington, they take the liberty of repeating some of the 
circumstances which render this division ne.cessary, the dividing line 
between Orrington and Eddington intersects a flourishing little village 
wliich if united in one incorporation would be sutticient for the building 
of a^Meeting-house and .School house. On the line is situated a public 
landing which is the repository of all the lumber which is made in the 
neighborhood. The Town Meetings of Eddington are also held near 
said landing in short almost the whole trade and business of Eddington 
centres on the said line. The one-half of the population of this village 
is at present on each side the line, and your petitioners suiter much 
inconvenience on account of the Bj/e-Laws of the two towns being often 
various and contradictory. Shoeild this union be effected your petitioners 
conceive it would be not only advantagious to themselves, but a publick 
benelit, as they should be encouraged to complete and ornament their 
roads, to build a Meeting-house and in short to establish all those 
institutions which render a Town respectable. 

But should your Honorable body in your wisdom not think that 
public good and individual interest required that tln-ee miles of Orring- 
ton should be annexed to Eddington then we humbly pray, that the 
prayer of the Petition of the Committee of the Town of Orrington may 
not be granted, but that a Committee of disinterested persons may be 
appointed to view the premises and to report to your Honorable body at 
your next session, in what manner it appears to them expedient the 
town should be divided, as in duty bound will ever pray. 
John Whiting, Joshua Kinney, John Phillips, 

Henry Call, James Campbell, Benjamin Perkins, 

Timothy ^Y. Sibley, J. Hathaway, Thomas Perkins, 

James Phillips, Solomon Rowe, Samuel Turner, 

Finson Rowe, Nathan Phillips, Thomas Nichols." 

William Cook, Asa Howard, 



BREWP:R, 1785-1788. 


James Hill and Widow Patience Rowell, both of this settlement was 
published the 2d day of December, 1785. 

Moses Barker (?) and Rachel Swett, both of this settlement, Dec. 20, 

Daniel Mann and Olive Lancaster, both of Penobscot River, Jan. 10, 

Col, John Allan's Day Booh Kept at Machias 1777. 89 

Wllliaiii Lancaster and Sally Porter, both of Penobscot River, llth of 
April, 1786. 

Crowel Cook, of New Worcester and Betsey Jones, of Camden, Jane 
7, 1786. 

Jacob Baswell and Widow Sarah Mansell, Aug. 27, 1786. 

Samuel Wiswell to Anna Atwood, Sept. 4, 1786. • 

Geo. Fnllman to Nancy McKenzie, Oct. 1, 1786, and married by 
Jonathan Buck, Esquire. 

James Dunning and Anna Thombs, both of Penobscot Eiver in the 
County of Lincoln, Oct. 8, 1786. 

Nathaniel Mayo and Huldah Harding, Apr. 8, 1787. 

Nathaniel Clark and Lois Downs, both of New Worcester, Aug. 14, 

Joshuc* Severance and Elisabeth Snow, both of New Worcester, Apr. 
11, 1787. 

William Murch and Plannaa Thompson. Apr. 29, 1787. 

David Wiswell, of New Worcester and Abigail Dcane, of Welllleet, 
Mass, Mav 20, 1787. 

Miller Johnstone and Rebecca Wheelden, both of this township, July 
27, 1787. 

Eliphalet Nickerson and Sarah Swett, both of this township, Oct. 13, 

Joseph Plvmpton and the Widow Jean Baston, both of this town, 
Jan. 4, 1788.' 


I give a page from the original now before me * : 

*'Dr. Contingences for the Public Service. 

£ s. d. 
1777, May 29. To Cash paid a Prisoner returning from the Enemy — 12 — 

Cash paid Holley for boarding Deserters 9 — 4— 

Cash paid Stephen Jones for carrying do to Newbury .. .. 10 — 10 — 

Aug. 3, Cash paid a Deserter on the way to the Westward. .. 1 — 4 — 
18, •• '• •" " .. 0—18— 
Cash paid the passages of four Deserters from Liver- 
pool in Nova Scotia to Machias 1 — 10 — 

Cash paid John White, Courier to Narra^uagus — IS — 

''• '• Gouldsboro 2 — — 6 

To 3i bbls. of Powder from Messr. Cross, expended for the 
defense of Machias when Col. Eddy commanded. 379- 

61-31 0.119— 1— 5 

To paid three Prisoners taken by Capt. Pinkham 

To do two Indians for piloting Wm. Young from Medusas- 
cough (Maddawaska.) ... 

To paid Mrs. Mayhe w for boarding 

To paid Pierre Benoset and Milbury for Canoe lost by the 

Enemy 2—8—0 

To paid 1 yoke of Oxen 30—12— 


£ s. d. 
1777. By Amount carried to the United States account 17S — 17—11" 

• Editor.. 

90 Spragve Family^ Isleshoro^ Me. Campbells — Miscellaneous, 


Jonathan Spnigue was probably the son of John Sprague, of 
New Shoreham, R. T. After his death, about 180J-5, his widow 
Lydia (Dodge) went to Islesboro with her children. In the N. W. 
burying ground in that town is a grave stone with the following 
inscription; "Jonathan Sprague died in New Shoreham, Block 
Island, K. I., August 2, 1803, aged 43. Wife Lydia died in 
Islesboro, «June 4, 1<S48, aged b6 ; both natives of New Shore- 
ham, E. I., erected by son Simon Sprague." The children all 
born in New Shoreham, E. I. — 

i. Si-MOX, b. May 27, 17S-1; lived in Islesborough * ; d. there June 26, 

]8GS; m. Lydia Dod^^e, six children; Simon, b. Sept. 2. 1811; m. 

EHaC. Pendleton; Klzada. 1815; m.Noali D.Sargent; Joim b. Sept. 

19, 1819: lost at sea 18-14; Drusette b. Mar. 15, 1818; m. Geo. M. 

Sawyer. He died; she died, 1853. 
ii. Solomon, d. Dee. 25. 1850; ni. Lneretia of Pvatliburn Dod;:?; she d. 

1833; he m. second Lydia J. Pendleton; she m. again Jolm Batchei- 

dor; ten or twelve cliildren. 
iii. Sally, m. Daniel McCnrdy. Jan. 24, 1805. 
iv. LrCY, ni. Samuel Peudleton Jr., 1810. He d. Sept. 21, 1844, aged 54; 

she d. May 29. 1877; eight children. 
V. Catharine, m. Henry Boardnian Drc. 4. ISIS ; both d. ; seven children. 
vi. NiOBE, m. Joseph Boaiduian July 20, 1824; she d. Jan. 14, 1879; he d. 

Feb. IS, 1879; nine children. 
vii. Lydia S.. m. Thomas Williams, published Aug. 23. 1817. 
viii.RATHBUKX Dodge, d. Nov. 9, 1880. aged ' 84. He m. Sarah C, 

daughter of Dea. William Pendleton. Jr., Feb. 7, 1833; she d. ; live 

children, among whom is Capt. William P. Sprague. b. Oct. 1, 1835, 

m. twice and has children. 


Capt. John Campbell of Ilarpswell, sailed in a privateer from 
Newburyport 1778, and was never heard from. 

Thomas Campbell and Daniel Campbell were in Capt. Tristram 
Jordan's Company of Biddeford, 1776; men and boys between GO 
and 16 years old. 

Alexander Campbell, Cumberland Connty, was a Revolutionary 
soldier and pensioner, July 17, 1819, said to have died Feb. 15, 
1827, (82 years old.) 

Capt. John Campbell, of Falmouth, published Oct, 8, 1774, 
in Brunswick, to Jean Stanwood of that town. 

* All of IslesborougU unless otherwise camed. 

Inscripfio7t\s froniG-rctue Stoiies in Rirrington Burying Ground. 91 

In Capt. John North's survey for the Plymouth Company, 
according to his plan Dec. 16, 1751, he has a point at Atkins 
Bay, mouth of the Kennebec, a Fort there, and south west from 
the Fort is Jena. CampbelTs house, (History of Augusta, page 36.) 

David Giveen canie to this country 1719 ; settled hrst at }d.air 
Point, Brunswick, or Middle Bay. In 1730 he applied to the 
Pejepscot Proprietors for land on Maquoit River, for his son 
David and sons in law Samuel Clapp and James Campbell, (His- 
tory of Biunswick, page 135.) 

Alexander Campbell settled in Topsham, had lot 1741 there. 
(History of Brunswick, page 869.) 

Alexander Campbell, In consideration of 30 years residence, 
obtained a grant of land at Long Reach, (Bath) of the Plymouth 
Company in 1759, (History of Augusta, page 69.) 

In the report of commissioners to settle land claims in Lincoln 
County is a list of claimants July 2, 1811, as heirs of John Brown 
and the Brown Claim, under Emma Deming ; "Alexander Camp- 
bell and wife." 



^'•Memento, Mori. 

In Memory of Deacon Lemuel Doe, who died Oct. 8, 1796, in the 53 d 
year of his age. 

In Memory of Mr. Ephraim Uphara, who died Feb. 2(3, 1796, aged 
26 years; Jabez, his son who died Oct. 2, 1795, aged 2 years; Judah, 
his daughter died Jan. 9, 1796, aged 5 days. 

In Memory of Hannah, daughter of Jabez and Mrs. Hannah LTpham, 
who died Jan. 22, 1796. aged 2 years, 7 months. 

In Memory of Mr. Thomas Sproul, who died April 2, 1798, aged 23 
;years, and 8 months. 

In Memory of Mrs. Jane Blunt, Consort of Mr. Ebenezer Blunt, who 
died Juue 30, 1796, aged 27 years. 

In Memory of Mr. Joseph Clark, who died Feb. 5, 1798, aged 21 
years, 5 months. 

In Memory of Mr. George Clark, son of Mr. Samuel Clark, who 
departed this life Sept. 16, 1798, aged 27 years and 5 months. 

In Memory of Mr. Robert Fullerton, who died Nov. 9, 1791, aged 
85 years. Likewise Mrs. Jane, his wife, who died June 29, 1795, aged 
74 years." 

92 Inttntions of 3Iamage in Brunstvick^ 3Ie.^ lT4tO-lT64. 



1740, Mar. 24, Samuel Gatcbell and Joanna Drisco. 

1741, June 27, John Ross and Experience — 

April 1, George Coombs and Abigail Berry. 

Dec. 12, Thomas Berry and Bathsheba Atwood, of Falmouth. 

1742, Sept. 24, Cipron Cornish and Ann "Woots. (?) 
Oct. 4, Phillip Jenkins and Sarah Brown. 

Dec. 31, John Ross and Mary Hail, both of Sebas»?odegan. 
Nov. 6, John Gatchell and Mary Barbour, of Falmouth. 
1 743-4, Dec. 14, James Potter and jMavgaret Duniap, both of Topsum. 
Dec. 30, David Stanwood and Mary Reed, of Tops am. 
Dec. 30, David Jenkins and Mercy Austin. 
Dec. 30, Clement Hinckley and Sarah Smith. 

1744, Aug. 9, Benjamin Thompson and Abigail Philbrick, of George- 

Sept. 17, James Furrington, of Boston and Emeliiie (?) Tarr, 
of Mericoneag, pertaining to North Yarmouth Islands. 

1745, Sept. 7, Joseph Smith and 

Sept. 12, Jacob Anderson, of North Yarmouth and Agnes 

Jenney, ( ?) of Spurwink. 
Nov. 18, Isaac Hall, of a place called Sebascodegau and Johanna 
1845-6, Jan. 18, Aaron Hinckley and Mary Larrabee. 

1746, May 22, George Fisher, of his Magestie's Fort Richmond and 

Elisabeth Wilson. 
Aug. 19, Alexander Wilson and Katherine Swanzey. 

1746-7, Feb. 21, Francis Smith and E Fernald. (?) 

Mar. 19, John Cornish and Rebecca Spoouer. 

1747, April 30, Capt. Wm. Woodside and Jean Christy, of Boston. 
July 2, Abijah Young, of York and Mary McNees, of a place 

called Mericoneag Neck Adjacent. 
Thomas Stodder and Mary Eaton. 
1747-8, Jan. 20, John Reed, of a place called Topsum and Mrs.* 

Susannah Stanwood. 
Feb. 5, Wm. Maicomb, of Georgetown and Elisabeth Smart. 
May 14, Jonathan Webb, of North Yarmouth and Mrs. Margery 


1748, July 11, Wm. Tarr, of Mericoneag Neck and Mrs. Sarah 

Henery, not within the bounds of any township. 
1748, Aug. 13, Peter Woodard and Judith Gatchell. 

Aug. 29, "Wm. Gammons, of Falmouth, and Dorcas Getchell. 
Nov. 20, James Doye, (Doar) and Hannah Mathes, of N. Yar- 

KOTE. — I tlnd no niarriafres on Record in Brunswick prior to Oct. 6. 178-4. Where 
no residence in given tbe parti's belonged in Brunswick. Many of the?e parties emi- 
grated to the Ka>tern part of the State and their descendants are very numerous. 

•On these old Records females Tvere often called "ilrg.'' who were not widows. 

Intentio7is of Marriage in Brunswick, Me., 1740-1764. 9o 

Doc. 9, Reuben Topper and Anna Wooden, of Topsham. 

Dec. 12, John Dimlap and Jennet Work, of a place called Birch 

Sept, 17, Charles Smith and Lydia Woodsum, or Woodman, of 

1749, Jan. 7, William Stanvvood and Elisabeth Reed, of Topsham. 
Feb. 6, James Beveridge and Jean White, of Georgetown. 
June 16, N.,th.? Larrabee andPriscilla]Malcolm,of Georgetown. 
June 19, David (Daniel) Levitt, of Hingham, and Susan Hall, of 

July 3, Samuel Lumbeii: and Sarah — 
f July 29, Wm. Wilson, of Topsham, and Isabella Larrabee. 
^ Aug. 12, Wm. Patten, of Biddeford, and Eleanor McFarland. 
Aug. 28, John Mustard, of Topsham, and Sarah Jackson, of 

Sept. 2G, Thomas Means, of Biddeford, and Alice Finney. 
Sept. 27, John Oulton Esq., and Mrs. Mary Larrabee* 
Oct. 4, Samuel Kennedy, of a place called Newcastle, and Mrs. 

JMary Simpson. 
Dec. 31, Isaac Hinckley? and Agnes Smith. 

1750, June 29, Andrew McPhaddcn, of Georgetown, and Abigail 
Mustard, of Topsham. 

Oct. 19, Richard Stnrbird and Anna Woodside. 

Oct. 22, Abel Eaton and Dorcas Coombs. 

Nov. 30, James Winslow and Ruth Getchell. 

Dec. 31, Walter McDonald, of Georgetown, and Elisabeth 
Wilson, of Topsham. 
'^"^\ 1851, Mar. IC, Benj. Whitney, and Jean Brown, of Georgetown. 

May 29, Caleb Coombs and Nancy Coombs, of Dorchester. 

Aug. 12, Samuel Park and Elisabeth Wilson, of Topsham. 

Oct. 2, Cant. Jarnes Thompson, and Harris, of Ipswich. 

Oct. 11, Daniel Hopkins, of Newcastle, and Jennie Simpson. 
1752, Apr. 8, Judah Chase and Margaret Woodside. 

Apr. 26, Wm. Hasey, of Chelmsford? and Mehetable Hail, of 

May 27, Daniel Eaton and Jean Dunlap, of Topsham. 

June 15, Benj. AYhiting? and Mercy Hinckley. 

Aug. 8, Daniel Weed, of Newberry, and Elis Thompson. 

Nov. 11, Anthony Coombs, Jr., and Ruth Getchell 

Nov. 29, Benj. Rideout, of Small Point, and Mary Getchell. 

Dec. 12, John Mustard and Charity Reed, both, of Topsham. 
1754, Mar. 19, John IMathews and Mary Thomas? of do. 

May 16, Peter Woodward and Sarah 3Iariner, of Falmouth. 

June 27, Vincent Woodside and Hannah Larrabee. 

Aug. 13, Francis Carmant and Lydia Whiting. 

Aug. 24, Samuel Williams, of Georgetown, and Mercy Coombs. 
1754, Sept. 8, Wm. Reed Jr. of Topsham, and Mary Dunning. 

Sept. 16, Eben Hinckley and ^usannah Brown. 

♦ Widow of Ben. Larrabee, Sen. 



94 Intentions of Marriage in Brunstcick^ il/e., 1740-176-1. 

Oct. 30, Matthe^Y Patten* of Biddeford, and Susannah Danning. 

Dec. 4, Archibald Haney or Hewey, and Margaret Howard. 
1755, Jan. 4, Wm. Woodvrard and Elisabeth Hunter, of Topsham. 

Mar. 8, Samuel xVUeu, of Topsham, and Eosanna Asten. 

June 7, Jonathan Preble of Abigadasett, and Esther Henry. 

Oct. 11, George Headen of Richmond, and Elisabeth Potter, of 

Oct. 24, Richard Knowles, of Topsham and Mary Orr. 
175G, "^Jan. 24, Charles Robinson and^^Iariha Malcom, of Topsham. 

Feb. 14, Robert Dunning and Sarah Spear. 

June 6, Stephen Getcheli and Sarah Tebbetts, of Cathance. 

Dec. 21, John Hall, of Sebascodegan and Mary Jordan. 

Dec. 24, John Man, of N. Yarmouth and Esther Henry. 

1757, July 5, Charles Cavenagh, Mariner and Elisabeth Dolly, (?) of 

Fort George. 
July 14, Isaac Snow. Jr. and Elisabeth Larrabee. 
July 2Q^ Nath. Whiting, of Georgetown and Joanna Whitney. 
Oct. 19, Joseph White, of Abadagusset and Mary Hinckley. 
Oct. 25, Lieut. Samuel Moody, of Fort George and Mra. Hannah 

Nov. 5, Thomas Cotton and Agnes Hinckley. 
Nov. 12, Wm. Cunningham, of vSheepscot and Mary Clark. 
Dec. 2, Samuel Thompson and AbielPurrington, of Georgetown. 
Dec. 31, Wm. Mograge or Magray, of Merricoueag and Sarah 


1758, Feb. 8, Nath. Larrabee and Elis Harden or Haden. 

Mar. 4, Thomas Springer, of Cathance and Abigail Tibbetts. 
Mar. 11, Phillip Caul, of Kennebec and Deliverance Wyman. 
Mar. 11, Daniel Goodwin and Prudence Wyman. 
Apr. 29, John Hunt, of N. Yarmouth and ^Liry Stanwood. 
May 5, Joseph Mezeny, (?) of a place called Percentown and 

Mary Martin. 
Sept. 9, Ensign John Jordan and Mrs. Mary Young, (McNess) 

of Harps well. 
Dec. 23, David Reed, of Topsham and Margaret Dunning. 

1759, Mar. 17, James McManus and Mary Carrigau, (or Corbet) of 

Apr. 5, Wait Herrick, of Nobletown and Martha Dunning. 
July 2, Robert Clark and 3Iary Thomas, of Topsham. 
Apr. 21, Thomas Campbell!, of N. Y'armouth and ^Margaret 

Sept. 5, Hugh Wilson, of Topsham and Elisabeth Henry. 
Sept. 15, Elisha Snow and Elisabeth Jordan. 
Nov. 2S^ Robert Dunlap and Mary Eaton. 
Dec. 5, James Patten, Jr., of Topsham and Mary Spear. 
Dec. 8, Thomas Gray and Sarah Thompson. 
Dec.U9, Robert Spear, Jr., and Anne Skofield. 

♦ Of Surry, died there 1793-4. 

+ 0f Orriogton, Brewer; died there. 

Intentions of Marriage in BrunswicJc, 3Ie., 17'i0-1764. 95 

1760, Feb. 9, John Bakeman,'*' of Harpswell and Christian Smart. 
Feb. 9, Samuel Whitney, Jr., and Mary Aston (Austin.) 

Nov. 4, Jabez Isevers, of Jeremy Squam aud Hannah Thompson. 

1761, Feb. 6, Joseph Suow and Hannah Baylie, of Falmouth. 
ISIar. 24, Shubael Hinckley and Sarah Young, of Truso. 
Mar. 24, Wm. Spear and Jane White. 

^^Mar. 28, Eobert Cleaves and IMary Smith. 

Aug. 28, Shubael Hinckley Jr., of Georgetown, and Mary — 

Sept. 24, Jno. Marston, Jr. and Lettie Wilson, of Topsham. 

Sept. 24, Abiezer Holbrook, of Georgetown, and Elis Snow. 

Sept. 30, Jona. Whitney and Mary Henden? 

Sept. Samuel Tibbetts and Margaret Bussell. 

Oct. 10, Eobert Douglas and Zerviah Rideout, of Georgetown. 

Oct. 10, John Mariner and Ruth Getcheli. 

Kov. 14, Mr. John Wisvvell of Falmouth, and Mary Minot. 

Nov. 17, David Seavy and Hannah Malcolm. 

Dec. 11, Samuel Wilson and Mary Read, of Topsham. 

1762, Robert Alexander and Elis Potter, of Topsham. 

Mar. 24, Edward Moss and Huldah Andrews, of Georgetown. 
Apr. 17, Jona Perry and Margaret Robinson, both of Topsham. 

Ju!y'l4, Le Stanwood and Hannah Fossett, of Topsham. 

Aug. 4, Ellen Fuller, (?) of Harpswell and Rachel Coombs- 
Aug. 5, Benj. Larrabee and Lydia Bailey, of Falmouth. 
Aug. 5, Dan or David Curtis and Ruth Thompson. 
Oct. 8. Samuel Heath, of Boston and Margaret Shepard. 
v^ Oct. 30, Wm. Patten and Phebe Hinckley. 

1763, Apr. 2, Samuel Nevers and Ann Burrill. 
Apr. 14, Wm. Elliot and Keziah Gray. 

Apr. 14, Richard Bryan and Abigail Cheek. (?) 
June 18, Peter Coombs, Jr., and Charity Coombs, of Harpswell. 
June 25, Peter Coombs, Jr., f alters his mind and intends marry- 
ing with Elis Smith, of Harps Vv'ell. 
July 2, Benj. Ham and Martha Morton. 
July 29, Benoni Asten (Austin) and Jean Andrews. 
Aug. 6, James Thompson, Jr., and Mary Anderson. 

Oct. 22, John R and Dorcas Getcheli. 

Nov. 7, Paul Randall, of Topsham and ]Mary McFarland. 

Nov. 29, James Dunningj and Jane Woodside. 

Nov. 7, (jideon Owen and Jane White. 

Dec. 15, Anthony Woodard ( ?) and Siirah McFarland. 

1764, Jan. 11, James Curtis and Mary Duunell, of Georgetown. 
Mar. 3, Rev. Mr. Jno. Miller and Miss Margaret Rogers, of 

Mar. 7, James Thomson (Sen.) and ]Mary Higgins. 
Mar. 19, Capt. John Minot and Jemima Bradbury, of Falmouth. 
May 27, Peter Coombs and Jemima Coombs. 
Oct. IG, Wm. Owen, of Falmouth and i\Iary Dunning. 

* Capo Kosier. Brooksville. 
t Settled in Inlesboro. 
X Settled in Bangor. 

96 Deaths in Mampdeii, 31aine, 



Dea. Timothy Adams, died April 20, 1S35, aged 54. 

Betsey, wife of Dea. Daniel Perkins formerly wife of Dea. Timothy 
Adams, died Oct. 19, 1847, aged 6S. 
' Stevens Atwood, died Sept. 7, 1S44, aged 71. 

Wife Anna, died Sept. 28, i84S,aged 7S. 

Richard S. Blasdell, died Oct. 27, 1S46, aged 85, years, 4 mos. 

Wife Rebecca, died Nov. 7, 1844, ^o^jd 77 years, 9 mos. 

Jacob Curtis, died Oct. 16, 1S52, aged 76 years, 11 mos. 

Wife Catharine (Swan.) died Aug. 31, 1S54, aged 74. 

Mrs. Betsey Covel, died July 31, 1S63, aged 84. 

Solomon Covel, died Aug. 27, 1833, nged 48 years, 11 mos. 

Wife Mehetable, died Sept. 18, 1S61, aged 77 years, 16 days. 

Amos Dow, died Aug. 7, 1S72, aged 90. 

Wife liannah, died Aug. 8, 1S70, aged So. 

Elias Dudley, died Jan. 29, 1867, aged (78.) 

Daniel Done, died Nov. 27, 1S47, aged ^S. - 

W'ife Mehetable, died April 14, 1S69, aged 74 years, 10 mos. 

John Dillingham, died April 10, 185S, aged 58 years, 4 mos. 

Wife Azubah, died Aug. 11, 1871, aged 65 years, 11 mos. 

Jesse vS. Dean, died Mar. 12, 1873, aged 89 years, 3 mos. 

Wife Dorcas, died May 4, 1861, aged 71. 

George Dillingham, died Aug. 21, i8Si, aged 79 years, 9 mos. 

Wife Piiscilla, died July 17, 1852, aged 46 years, 6 mos. 

Samuel Emerson, died Nov. 30, 1S26, aged 47 years, 9 mos. 

Wife Esther, died No^% 16, 1865, aged So years, 5 mos. 

Nahum Emery, died Feb. 14, 1846, aged S3. 

Wife Betsey, died Jan. 4, 185 1, aged 78 years, 4 mos. 

Capt. Daniel Emery, died Aug. 10, 1864, aged 71. 

Wife Hannah (Sabin,) died Feb. 27, 1825, aged 40. 

W^fe Lydia, died Jan. 8, 182S, aged 24. (?) 

Major John Emery, Jr., drowned Jan. 7, 1819, aged 33. 

Wife , died April 29, 1844, a»c<J 5^- 

John Emery. Jr., died Aug. 2, 1849, ^^ged 39. 

Ziba, (?) wife of Col. Andrew Grant, died Oct. 28, 1S16, aged 53. 

Capt. Gooden Grant, died July 28, 1S22, aged 61. 

Major Daniel Grant, died Oct. 24, 1S25, aged 33 years, 11 mos. 

Wife Ruth, died Jan. 13, 1849, aged 53. 

Elisha Grant, died Oct. 3, 1S71, aged 78 years, 10 mos. 

Wife Rachel, died Nov. 7, 1S21, aged 31. 

Simeon Gorton, died May 28, 1S28, aged 78- 

Catherine, wife of Dea. Jonathan Haskins and widow of Simeon 
Gorton, died April 14. 1S.14, aged 79. 

George Flaliburton, died June 10, 1S42, aged 75. 

Wife Catherine, died Oct. 2^^ 1S55, aged (i%, 

Perez Hamlin, died July 21, 1835, aged 80. 

Deaths in Hampden^ Maine. 97 

Wife Sabra, daughter of Elisha Cobb, of Wellfleet, died Feb. 13, 
1850, aged 87. 

Allen Hopkins, dietl Dec. 33, 1S19, aged 6S. 

Wife, died Jan. 3, 1S33, ^ged 44. 

Jonathan Hopkins, born Bucksport ; died Jan. 13, 1822, aged 38. 

Wife jNJary, died Jan. 15, 1860, aged 70 years, 4 mos. 

Solomon Hardy, died ^Jar. 16, 1S52, aged 77. 

Wife Anna S. Pearson, died Feb 26, 1S45, aged 75, 

Benjamin Hardy, died Sept. 13, 1851, aged 80. 

Wife Polly, born June 6, 1S63 ; aged 94 years, 9 mos. 

Gen. Jededi;Ji Herrick, born Jan, 9, 1780; died Oct. 13, 1S49. 

Wife Mehetable 

Samuel Hatton, born Hampton, Virginia Dec. 24, 17S4; died in 
Iowa, Sept. 25, 1 85 1. 

Wife Elisabeth Service, born Boston, May 19, 17S2 ; died Hampden, 
Jan. 13, 1S56, aged 74. 

William H. Hatton, b. Nov. 19, 1S16; died Sept. 13, 1S53. 

Robert Hatton, born Boston, June 3, 1824; died at P.inama. July, 


John Lane, died April 13, 1874, aged 88 years, 3 mos, 13 days. 

Wife Abigail, died Mar. 15, 1843, aged 53 years, 4 mos. 

Wife Paniclia R., died Oct. 10, 1871, aged 69. 

John Pomrov, died Sept. i. 1842, aged 71 years, 4 mos., 22 days. 

Wife Elisabeth, born Jan. 17, 1778; died Mar. £2, 1S53. 

Lucy Pomroy, died Sept. iS, 1S25, aged 80. 

Arad H. Pomroy, born Jan, 15, 1787 ; died Oct. zS^ 1S53, 

Wile Charity Emery, born Nov, 14. 17S5 ; died Oct. 24, 1S54. 
/ Moses B. Patten, born Sept. 15, 17S7; died Sept. 2, 1S74. 

Wife Sarah, died Sept. 3, 1846; aged 54 years, 7 mos. 

Capt. David Patten, born Aug. 31, 1792 ; died Oct. 18, 1S37. 

Dorcas, Vv'ife of Asa Porter, died Sept. 13, 1S67 ; aged 76 years, 
3 mos., 8 days. 

Major William H. Reed, died Mar. 31, 1858, aged 78 1-2. 

Wife Lucy, died Apr. 12. 185S, aged 63 years, 6 mos. 

Dr. Allen Rogers, died July 18, 1864, aged 78 years, 5 mos 

Wife Mary, died May iS\ 1S5S, aged 72. 

William Sevvall, died July 9, 1840. 

Wife Aurelia, died Sept. 7, 1S54, aged 61. 

Andrew Strong,* died Jan. 28, 1S47. ''^g^cl 78. 

Wife Sarah, died Corinth, Au.g. iS, 1863, aged ^^. 

Benjamin Snow, died Mar. 24, I854, ^'J-T^'^' ST- 

Wife Betsey, died vSept. 15, 1803, aged 6S years, 11 mo.s. 

Eldad Stubbs, died A[)ril 9, 1873, aged S6. 

Wife Huldah, died Oct. 3, 1857, aged 6G years, 11 mos. 

Benjamin Swett, died Oct. 13, 1854, aged S^^. 

Wife Joanna, died May 16 i8or, aged 27. 

Second wife Mehetable died Jan 17. 1H39, aged 64 years, 6 mos. 

Mordecai Thayer, .settled in Hampden, iSoo ; died May 4, 1835, 
aged 82. 

*Ttie well known Land Surveyor. 

98 Nathaniel Harloiv^ of Bayigor. 

Wife Rachel, died Oct. 26, 1846, aged 62. 

Capt. Joseph Waidwell, died June 21, 1831., aged 73. 

Wife Elisabeth, died January, 1S51 ; aged 82 years, 7 mos. 

John Wallace, died Aug. 28. 1S61, aged 81. 

Wife Betsey, died Dec. 19, i860, aged 72. 


Nathaniel Harlow was son of Jabez and Experience Harlow, of 
Plymouth, Mass,, 1758. He moved to Bangor in 1789, arriving 
here July 13. His lot where he settled was Lot No. (]8, Holland's 
plan. "It was very irregular, and extended from the Easterly 
bank of the Kenduskeag stream; northerly nearly a mile, and on 
the stream from below Kenduskeag Bridge to some distance from 
Franklin Bridge. He built his first house near the foot of Centre 
Street, and his second, on the left of Central Street, above Harlow 
Street. At the time of hrs death he cultivated his lot as his farm. 
His son Nanthaniel, Jr., and his sister Mrs. Parker, extended 
Centre Street through it, and laid it out into house lots which have 
been sold and built upon." 

Mr. Harlow was an influential and prominent citizen. He and his 
wife w^ere admitted to the First Church, Jan. 11, 1815. He was 
a Revolutionary Pensioner. He died May 10, 1825, aged 67 ; 
he married Mary^ Shaw ; admitted First Church, Jan. 11, 1815. 
She died Jan. 31, 1845, aged 84; children : 

i. Nathaniel IIari.ow, Jr., d. Sept. 2>^, 1373; aged S8 years. 1 mo. 
First, married Mary; d. Jan. lf>, 1822, aged 34. Second, married 
Sarah, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Wyatt. of Xewburyport, Mass., 
Dec. IS, 1S23; she d. Jan. 1. 1834. Third, married Mary'Kidder. pub. 
Oct. 25, 1834; she admitted First Chnrcli from churcii in Norridge- 
wock. Aug. 22, 1836: she d. Xov. 19, 1830, aged 40. Fourth, married 
Sarah C. Mason, pub. April 23, 1839; she d. Sept. 14, ISol, aged 48. 
Fifth, married Sarah M. ; d. ilarch 2, 1870. aged 71. Children: 

1. Mary Wvatt. born Oct. 14, 1824. 

2. Charles Wyatt. born Feb. 8. 1S26. 

3. Samuel Chandler, born Feb. 26, 1830, named for an Uncle; 

resides in iiangor; m. Miss Ann S. Wellington. Jan. 1, 1SG2. 

4. Nathaniel H.. d. Oct. 6. 1835, a^ed 2 years. 

ji. Mary Harlow, m. Cant. Robert Parker, of Bangor; published March 
20, 1808; she was admitted to First Church, Jan. 11, 1815; she d. 
June S, 1839. Capt. Parker, m. second Pri-cellaG., who was admit- 
ted to First Churcli, June 2, 1839; Capt. Parker died. Children: 

1. Marv Parker, b. Jan. 12, 1810: d. Dac. 1S13. 

2. Emily Parker, b. Jan. 20. 1812; d. Oct. 15, 1831. 

3. Mary Harlow Parker, b. Mav 8, 181G. 

4. Sarah Baldwin Parker, b. Dec. 29, 1S17; d. April 5, 1827. 

5. Frances Parker, b. Dec. 8, 1819; d. Mar. 5, 1830. 

Brac^ford IJarloiu. First Coag. Church and ATiyiister^Ellsworth. 99 

Bradford Harlow was the son of Ellis and Sarah Harlow, 
born in Plymouth, ^lass., Nov. 20, 1785; went to Castine ; 
remo\ ed to Bangor, 1826 ; could i^]:et no house in Bangor, and 
lived in one in Brewer for a short time. He was admitted to First 
Church in Bangor, from Church in Castine, Feb 2^, 1826 ; 
Deacon. His wife v;as admitted to same, Aug. 22, 1827. They 
were of the founders of Central Church, 1846-47. He was Mayor 
three years, Representative, and held many other official positions. 
He died Jan. 30, 1868, aged 82 years, two months. He married 
Nancy, daughter of Capt. Thomas and Elisabeth (Cook) Stetson, 
of Kingston, ]\Iass., 1809-10; she was born Feb. 4, 1789, and 
died Aug. 19, 1871. Children : 

i. William B.. b. in Castine. March 22, 1811. ^lerchant of Bangor where 

he died. 1851. He married Miss Laura Haines, sister of Allen 

ii. Thomas Stetson, b. in do; Merchant of Boston; resides in Medford ; 

m. Miss Lucy Hall, of that town. 
iii. Alfred, b. do Dec. 15, 1814; d. unmarried, at Port Gibson, Mississippi, 

iv. Bradford, b. do July 31. ISIG; d. July 22. 1826. 
V. Xakct, b. twin with Bradford; d. in Castine, 1817. 
vi. ANN Stetson, b. do 1818; d. Nov. 1, 1339. a^^ed 20 years, 11 mos. 
vii. Ellis, b. do. 1820; d. Mar. 25. 1838. a2:ed 17 years, 10 mos. 
viii. Nathaniel, b. do 1822; d. Apr. 22. 18^39, aged 17 years. 
ix. Robert Parker, b. in Brewer. 1825; m,:~r Milliken; drowned on 

Mississippi Kiver, 1860. ^^^'''^''•^^ 

X. XOAH Sfarhawk, b. in Bangor, March '2l," 1829 ; Merchant of 

Bangor; m. Miss Olivia Hilliard, of Bangor, Oct. 15, 1862. They 

have children. 
xi. Sarah G.. b. do 1827; d. unmarried. 184>. 
xii. Bradford, b. do 1831 ; d. Dec. 18, 1861, aged 30. 


This church was organized Sept. 8,1812, and Rev. Peter Nourse 
was ordained first pastor, Sept. 8, 1812. He was born in Bolton, 
Mass., 1776, and graduated at Harvard College 1802. He was 
dismissed Nov. 11, 1835. He married Mary, daughter of Rev. 
Caleb Barnum, of Taunton, Mass. 1814. She was born Oct. 11, 
1775, and died in Ellsworth. After he was dismissed he made his 
home with his brother at Bath, Doctor Amos Nourse. The last 
two years of his life were spent with his nephew, Doctor Thomas 
Childs, at Phipsburg, where he died March 25, 1840, and was bur- 
ied at Ellsworth, Rev, Sewall Tenney, was ordained pastor Nov. 
11, 1835. 

100 Deaths in North Milford^ Maine, 



Samuel Bailey, died May i6, 1S29, aged 73. 

Capt. Samuel Failey, died Jan. 19, 1S32, aged 50. 

Wife Catharine, died March 27, 1821, aged 39. 

Charles Bailey, died July 16, 1S59, aged 54 years, 4 mos., 6 days. 

Wife Mary J., died Nov. 21, 1S57, aged 50 years, S mos. 

David Bailey, died Feb. 24, 1S50, aged 31 years, 3 mos, 

W^ife Mary, died June 4, 1S46, aged 26. 

Catharine, wife of Amos Bailey, Jr., died Oct. 3, 1S51, aged 35 
years, 3 mos. 

Paul Dudley, Feb. 22, 1S47, ^g^^ 9^- 
Wife Martha, Nov. 18, 1821, aged 60. 

Samuel Dudley, July 27, 1874, '>g^<^^ S5 years, 2 mos., 11 days. 

Wife Anna, July 22, 1S64, aged 70 years, 11 mos., 12 days. 

John Dudley, Mar. iS, 1S69, aged 82. 

Wife Nancy, Dec. 20, 1S64, aged 74 years, 10 mos. 

Nancy Dudley, wife of Richard H. Bartlett, died Oct. 6, 1S27, aged 

Mary Belclier, Vv'ife of Paul Dudley, 2d, died Oct. 14, 1S54, aged 27. 

George Brown, Oct. 14, 1876, aged 42 years, 11 mos., 2 days. 

Charles Brown, April 11, 1852, aged 56 years, 9 mos. 

Wife Elisabeth N., Feb. 19, 1856, aged 56 yeais, 2 mos. 

George Fre;?se, April 9, 1S54, aged 57 years, 9 mos. 

Lemuel Gulliver, drowned June 27, 1841, aged 23. 

Nathaniel Gerrish, Nov. 23, 18^2, aged 54. 

Wife Delilah, Feb. 6, 1836, aged 35, 

Wife Elvira, Dec. 22, 1S39, ^'g^^ 33- 

Wife Mary, Sept. 20, 1849, ^g^^ 39 years, 4 mos. 

Alex. G. Flathorn, Sept. 25, 1S52, aged 46. 

Wife Eliza Ann, Ang. 17, 1S46, aged 32. 

Moses Jellison, April 2, 1858, aged 46 years, 4 mos. 

John Jellison, June 13, 1874, aged 6S. 

Wife Susan, Aug. 27, 1864, aged 53 years, 6 mos. 

Benjamin Reed, June 23, 1838, aged 69. 

Wife Mary, Oct. 7, 1834, aged 63. 

John Reed, Jan. 15, 1S49, ^g'^^ 48 years, 6 mos. 

Draper Reed, Sept. 23, 1875, aged 73. 

Wife Betsey E., May 7, 1SS2, aged 7 — . 


.^ 3vr o isr T X5: Xj -"^ - 



"To the Honorable^ the Senate and House of Bepresentatives of the 

Commonirea.lih of Massachusetts^ in General Court Assembled, 1812. 

The Subscribers, inhabilants of the town of Orrington, beg leave to 
represent that some movements have recently been made towards a 
Division of said Town and that an order of Notice has issued from your 
honorable body, calling on those who may be interested to sho«v cause, 
if any they have, why said Division should not be made. In obedience 
to which your Memorialists feeling a lively interest, and believing that 
the voice of a respectable part of the Inhabitants, if not a Majority, 
whose rights would be grealy effer-ted by such a Measure, will not be 
unheard or disputed, would humbly beg leave to remonstrate and protest 
against any Division of the Town, and especially of the one now 

Because the pre^^ent general stagnation of Busine-s and imbarrass- 
meuts of Commerce are peculiarly felt in this section of the Country and 
have produced a most alarmiug scarcity of circulating medium, and this 
Division would have a tendency to increase the Expenses, Charges^and 
Taxes, which are already burdensome to your ^lemorialists. 

Because the Division as Contemplated would greatly effect the Prop- 
erty and Business of Individuals and be highly injurious to the best 
interests and Prcvsperity of the Town. It is a well known fact to all 
who are acquainted with the settlement of new Countries and more 
especialh^ those situated on navigable streams, that natural advant.ages 
and local conveniences urge the first settlers to select and occupy those 
Places which are best calculated for carrying on Business, upon which 
the Prosperity of the Community depends ; and that in the future loca- 
tion of Towns, public utility as well as the encouragement of those who 
have borne the hardships and privations of the first settlement, render it 
expedient to make those Places thus recommended by Nature on-l Art 
central in said Towns. Your Memorialists would further represent that 
the Town of Orrington is bounded by the Eastern P>ranch of the Penob- 
scot River, and that there is a flourishing village situated upon tke Mnv- 

the" 1 




W2 Petition of Inhabitants of Orrington Against Division of Town, 

giD of said River, nearly equal distance from the two extremities of the 
Town, which the natural advantages of Navigation and various other 
branches of Business, induces the first Settlers of this Town to select 
ard occupy, and which has gieatly increased, and commands a large 
portion of the Busim^ss of the Town, in v.hich there are already a Post 
Otlice, jMills, a Carding Machine, Traders, a Tavern and various other 
Mechanics and handicraftsmen, all of wdiich render Business central in 
this Place, as it is not central to the Inhabitants of said Town ; and the 
Division as contemplated would leave this village in the extreme part of 
the Town, and grei^tly inconvenient for Memorialists. 

Because the Division as contemplated is partial, premature, and highly 
unfavorable to the future growth and Prosperity of the Inhabitants of 
the part of this Country bordering upon this Eiver, interfering with 
future and ultimate Division of the Towns, which are, or may be incor- 
porated in this section of the Country. 

Because if the jutvre Interest of the Town on this River should, as 
we are sensible their present Interest does not render a Division here- 
after necessary, the one contemplated is not calculated to promote these 
interests. Your IMemorialists would further represent that there is a 
small village near the head of the tide waters, which nature has made 
very convenient for the landing of Lumber, which is brought down the 
River and for various other purposes, and that the Northerly line of 
this Town divides this Village including a Part, and leaving the residue 
in the small Town of Eddington, and that the annexation of the Upper 
or Northerly part of Orrington, to Eddington would unite the interests 
of this Village, render it convenient for a school District, and a central 
Place for a Meeting House. That the Northerly part of Buckstown 
might conveniently be ann. xed to the lower part of Oriington, which it 
is contemplated as being likely to take place at some future period. In 
fine having regard to the general good, a Division when it becomes 
necessary, may be effected so as to save the Rights of all Parties con- 
cerned, and unite local interests and natural advantages in promoting 
their laudable pursuits and Prosperity. 

Okrington, January 9, 1812. 

ELISHA ROBINSON. ) ,, ^^^jority of 
JOSIAH BRE^YER, \ t^e Selectmen of 
' ) Orrmgton. 

John Tibbets, John Currey, 

Timothy W. Sibley, Joseph Severance, 

Finson Rowe, David Wis wall, 

Cyrus Brewer, AVarren Ware, 

Henry Call, Ephraim Doane, 

Samuel Turner, Joseph Rice, 

Joshua Kenney, John Pope, 

Benjamin Perkins, Oliver Bolton, 

James Campbell, Richard Godfrey, 
John Phillips, . Amos Dole, 

r. Hatheway, Jeremiah Sweet, 

Enoch Lovell, Phineas Eames, 

Gideon Horton, Richard Baker, 

Alexander Campbell of Saint George^ Warren^ Me.^ 1786. lOr 

Iletiry Keimey, 
Josiah Crawford, 
Jonathan Wood, 
Samuel Sterns, 
Daniel Sterns, 
Francis Brewer, 
Samuel Phipps, 
Jeremiah Swett, 
Stephen Rider, 
Moses Rogers, 
Smith Rogers, 
Israel Nichols, 
Thomas Smith- (Taner) 
Amariah Kogers, 
Isaiah Higgins, 
Thomas Smith, 
Henry Bickford, 
Josiah D , 

^Viliiam ^Viley, 
Thomas Ladd, 
Richard Rider, 
Ebenezer Wheelden, 
Ebenezer Wheelden, Jr 
John Brown, 
George Wis wall, 
Lemuel Copeland, 
Joseph Copeland, 
Samuel Stone, 

Heber Eldridge, 
Nathaniel Gould, Jr., 
Joshua Severance, 
Reuben Severance, 
Samuel Rider, 
Samuel Higgins, 
John Phillips, 
Nathaniel Baker, 
Daniel Smith, ^ 

Elisha Dole, .-^ 
Phiueas Dows,-^ 
Dean Smith, 
Isaiah Baker, 
Doane Buttershall, 
Zenas Smith, 
William Copeland, 
Isaac Bates, 
Ephrain Rider, 
Allen Hodges, 
William Kent, 
Emmons Kingsbury, 
Thomas Kent, 
James Farson?, 
Benj, Snow, Jr., 
Benjamin Snow, 
Joseph Snow, 
Caleb Severance." 

VYARREN, ME., 1736. 

Alexander Carapell is said to have come over from the North of 
Ireland, in 1729 ; was a settler in Saint George, Upper Town, 
now Warren, 1736. "The two Mill Lots on the West side of the 
river, and perhaps No. 15, on the Eastern side of the present 
village of Warren, were about that time taken by Mr. Campbell, 
on an agreement with General Samuel Waldo to erect mills there, 
with other candidates*" 

^'Sundry Inhabitants of the Upper Town of Saint George, having 
granted Alexander Campbell Lot No. 12, on the Easterly side of West- 
ern branch of the river. Samuel Waldo, January 6, 1743 coutirms the 
grant, for the rent of one pepper corn to be paid by Campbell wiieii 
lawfully demanded, t" ''In 17-15, most of the settlers left. 3Ir. 
Campbell going to Boston where he died. %'' 

♦History of Warren, page 5^, 

t York Deeds. 

JHistory of Warren, pp. 73, 74. 

104 A Vidi to Judge Stephen Jones at JIachlas, 17S4. 

Id 1770,* Tliursion Whitiiig who bad been a student at 
Harvard, but did uot graduate, ^vent to Xewcastle as a 
Minister, continuing there until Oct. 3, 1781. Previous to this 
he went to Warren and chiimed that he married Miss Brown, a 
descendant of Alexander Campbell, who had occupied the ]Mili 
Lots dt the Head of Tide, and he claimed possession of them. 
He found the two lots on the West side, occupied by ]Mr. 
Alexander Bird, who finding them unoccupied some years before, 
had taken possession of them. They agreed to divide ; Bird to 
take the Southern lot, and Whiting to take the Northern lot. 
Mr. Whiting moved to Warren, 1781, and died there, Feb. 28, 
1829, aged 76. 


(From the Auto-Biography of Park Holland, of Bangor.) 

"When Gen. (Rufus) Putnamf, and I visited Mnchias in 37S4, we 
called on Judge Jones to make some inquiries respecting the Country. 
lie treated us very kindly, and politely invited General Putnam and 
myself to take tea \yith hirn that afternoon ; said he had some friends 
from Boston, whom he was expecting, and would try to make our time 
pass pleasantly. The time came, and we told our men they might get 
their supper and not wait for us, and proceeded to make our visit. We 
passed the afternoon very pleasantly indeed. Tea at length arrived 
with which we had anticipated a good supper, but, alas! it was carried 
round, as the expression is, and a servant came in with it, poured out, 
and a slice of bread and butter in each saucer. He came first to Gen. 
Putnam, who on taking his tea from the tray, upset it the first thliig he 
did, and what was worse, what his saucer did not catch, fell scalding 
hot on his knees and destroyed his comfort for the evening. I succeeded 
in lifting mine in safety from the tray and lo ! my bread was thickly- 
spread with butter, an article of which I never partook, in anyway, in 
my life. We tried however to make the best of our misfortunes, though 
to eat bread with butter on it, I could not. We returned to our camp. 
General Putnam scolding aud I laughing, and ordered a supper to be 
prepared for us. We had eaten in the Army for months together, 
from a clean chip, with a knife and fork among half a dozen of us, 
and our soup with a clam shell for a spoon thrust into a split stick for a 
handle, and got along very well ; but this carrying round tea was a 
little too much for us." 

♦Annals of Warren, pa^e 187. 

+Gt'n. Kufus Putnam and Park Holland were enj?agcd in the Survt y of Eastern Lands. 
Gen. Put.iam afterwards removed to Marietta, Ohio, where he died. 

Representatives from Washington County, 





Ephraim Whitnej', Columbia 

John Burgin, Eastport 

Jabez Mowry, Lubec 

William Emerson, 
Thomas Vose, 
Joseph Adams, 

Joseph Adams, 
Ichabod Bucknam, 
George Dowiies, 
Ebenezer C. Wilder, 

Joseph Adams, 
Worcester Tuttle, 
Ephraim Whitney, 
Jabez Mowry, 


Cherryfield \ Worcester Tuttle, 
Columbia | Jeremiah O. Balch, 
Calais j Gideon O'Brien, 
Dennysville | 












Micah J. Talbot, 
W^iiliam Vance, 
John Crane, 

Plantation No. 6 
Plantation No. q 

Joseph Adams, 

John Burgin, Eastport 

Ichabod Bucknam, Jonesboro 

Jabez Mowry, Lubec 


Cherryfield ; Obadiah Hill 

Peter Golding, New Limerick 
Ebenezer C. Wilder, Dennysville 



John B. Wass, 
William Vance, 
John Burgin, 




Jabez Mowry, 
John C. Talbot, 
Samuel B. Merrill, 



John B.Wass, 
Anson G. Chandler, 
Jonas Farnsworth, 
Timothy Pillsbury, 





Jabez Mowrv, 
Obadiah Hill, 
Joseph Adams, 



Joseph Adams, 
Jabez Mowry, 
Wm. Vance, 
Paul Spooner, 





Timothy Pillsbury, 
William H. Ruggles 
Jonathan Marston, 





William Vance, 
William H. Ruggles, 
Daniel Kilby, 
Joseph Sumner, 





Cyrus W. Foster, 
Samuel Moore, 
Timothy Whiting, 




Representatives from WasMngton County. 



William Vance, 
Joseph Adams 
Benjamin Folsom, 

Anson G. Chandler, 
William Freeman, 
Elijah L. Hamlin, 
Jonas' Farns worth, 






Jabez Movvry, 
William Bell, 
Francis Libby, 


-.„^^. ^,^j^jg I ijgjjj^f^^jn Folsom, 
Cherryfield Jabez Mowry, 

Columbia Abraham Butterfield. 
Dennysville I 


? ' ■•■' 





WilliamJDelesdernier, Calais 

Joseph Adams, Cherryfield 

Elijah L. Hamlin, Columbia 

Jonas Farnsworth, Dennysville 

Benjamin Folsom, 
John C. Talbot, 
Jabez Mowry, 

Rufus K, Lane, Alexander 

Seth Emerson, Calais 

William F. Gailison, Charlotte 

Elijah L. Hamdin, Columbia 

Joshua A. Lowell, East Machias 


BenjamJnTolsom , 
John T. Wallace, 
Shepard Cary, 
Jabez Movvry, 
Jeremiah O'Brien, 

Shepard Cary, 
George M. Chase, 
William Haskell, 
William Holway, 
Rufus K. Lane, 

Oliver N. Allen, 
Abijah Crane, 
Aaron Hobart, 
Matthew Hastings, 
Nathaniel Nash, 









East Machias 


2}, Harrington 

f i ''/:-- 'Machias 

Jctham Lippincott, 
Joshua A. Lowell, 
Jabez Movvry, 
Joseph C. Noyes, 
Nathan Pettangall, 


East AL'ichias 









Jeremiah O. Nickels, Cherryfield 
Jeremiah O'Brien, iMachias 

Lorenzo Sabine, Eastport 

Shilometh S. Whipple, Calais 

James Doyle, 
Seth Emerson. 
Stephen C. Foster, 
Winslow Gallison, 
Joshua A. Lowell, 



Jabez Mowry, 



Lorenzo Sabine, 






Matthias Vickery, 


ist Machias 

Ephraim Whitney, "}^ 

-'- Jonesboro 

Bepreseiitatives from Washington County. 



EH F. Baker, 
John Bridges, Jr., 
William Brown, 
Taft Comstock, 
Stephen C. Foster, 

Taft Comstock, 
Josiah Eaton, 
Robert Foster, 
Stephen C. Foster, 
Clement Hopldns, 

James Boies, 
William D. Dana, 
William Delesclerni 
Samuel Fowler, 
Thomas Gilpatrick, 

Eli F. Baker, 
Jacob Barter, 
Lucius Bradbury, 
William Delesdernier, 
Shepard Cary, 



East Machias 



P^rederick Hobbs, 
Jotham Lipincott, 
Eleazer Packard, 
Samuel Small, 
Joseph Whitney, 












Hendrick \V. Judkin 
Phineas Libby, 
Joshua A. Lowell, 
Geo. Wm. McLellan 
James P. Vance, 

s, Houlton 


East Machias 

, Eastport 








Peter T. Harris, 
Geo. \N, McLellan, 

Nathaniel Nash, 
William B. Smith, 
Samuel N. Wilson, 

East Machias 











Ichabod Farnsworth 
Samuel Fowler, 
Isaac Hobbs, 
Micah J. Talbot, 
Rendol Whidden, 


Henry Bailey, Columbia 

Ichabod R. Chadbourne, Eastport 
William Delesdernier, Baileyville 
Benjamin D. Eastman, Wesley 
Ebenezer Fisher, Jr., Charlotte 

Sanford M. Hunt, 
Elias Kelsey, 
William Nichols, 
Isaac Stevens, 


Ichabod R. Chadbourne, Eastport 
William Delesdernier, Baileyville 
Cyrus W. Foster, East Machias 
RichardsonV. Hayden, Robbinston 
Nathan Longfellow, Machias 

Geo. W. McLellan, 
Charles L. Ring, 
Nathaniel Sawyer, 
James Wallace, Jr., 




East Machias 











Nehemiah Allen, Addison 

Bion Bradbury, Calais 

Benjamin D. Eastman, Wesley 

Leonard Haskell, Steuben 

James W. Lyman, Lubec 

James Nichols, Whiting 

Nathaniel P. Page, Pembroke 

Nathan Pettangall, Perry 

Jabez T. Pike, Eastport 

James Pope, Machias 

Matthias Vickery, Jr., Topsfieid 


Representatives from Washington County. 

William Brown, 
David Davis, 
Warren Oilman, 
James W. Lyman, 

Samuel Bucknam, 
Ambrose Huff, 
Benjamin Kilby, 
Henry D. Leigh ton. 
John McLaughlin, 

John Balch, 
S. H. Farnsworth, 
Aaron Havden, 
Obadiah liill, 
Joseph A. Lee, 

Hiram Balch, 
John A. Farrar, 
Joel Hanscom, 
Aaron Hayden, 
Joseph A. Lee, 

John Balch, 
John K. Damon, 
Stephen C. Foster, 
William Goodwin, 
William Haskell, 






Jabez T. Pike, 
Putnam Rolfe, 
Ebenezer Watson, 
Gowen Wilson, 




East Machias 







George \V, Ruggles, 
Robert C. Stickney, 
Solomon Thayer, 
Ellis B. McKenzie, 









Aaron Phelps, Robbinston 

Thomas S. Skofield. Baring" 

Peter S. J. Talbot, East Machias 
John T. Wallace, Harrington 

1 846. 






Otis Look, 
Thomas Milliken, 
Robinson Palmer, 
Samuel Small, 







Aaron Hobart, 
Thomas G. Jones, 
Charles E. Pike, 
George W. Ruggles, 








Joseph Adams, Cherryfield 

Samuel F. Adams, Harrington 

John Dudley, Waite Plantation 
Nath'l C. Farnsworth, Jonesboro 
Samuel Furlong, Calais 

Warren Oilman, 
Jacob Huntley, Jr., 
Thomas O. Tones, 
MicahJ. Talbot, 




East Machias 

Eli F. Baker, 

John Dudley, Waite Plantation 
Henry T. Emery, Eastport 

Phineas Foster, Marion 

Samuel Furlong, Calais 


Steuben | Benjamin A. Gardner, Charlotte 

George Hathaway, Addison 

Freeman Smith, Northtield 

John C. Talbot, Jr., Lubec 

Inscriptions Jrom Gravestones in ITouUon, Me. 109 

James jSI. Balkam, Robbinston 

Bion Bradbury, Eastport 

Alvin Bridgham, No. 14 

John L. Campbell, Cherryfield 

John Dudley, Waite Plantation 


John Hohvay, Jr., Machlas 

Noah Smith, Jr., Calais 

John C. Talbot, Jr., East Machias 

James Wallace, Jr., Milbridge 


John C, Talbot, Lubec 

Daniel W. Dinsmore, Harrington 

Jeremiah Foster, East Machias 
Clement Hopkins, Jonesport 

John K. Damon, Alexander | Henry Stevens, Steuben 

Charles S. Davis, Perry | Erastus Richardson, Eastport 

Noah Smith, Jr., Calais | 


John J. Aiiber, died Aug. 28, 1855, aged C>C>. 

Wife Sarah — — , died July 16, 1865, aged 75. 

Benjamin Burley, died iu Oakfield Plantation. 

Wife Hannah Sanborn, died in Houlton, Sept. 8, 1853, aged 76. 

Col. James Ballard, died 

Eunice, his wife, died May 20, 1845, aged 49. 

Moses Bradbury, (from Limerick) died (probably iu New Limerick,) 
June 30, 1846, aged 35. 

True Bradbury, died June 17, 1844. 

Joseph Cressy, died — 

Wife Zipporah, died June 30, 1854, aged 73 years, 5 mos. 

Ebenezer Crosbv, born (in Hampden) Deo. 31, 1795 ; killed in Little- 
ton by a Bull^ July 20, 1867, aged 72. 

Wife Sarah A , died April 17, 1880, aged 77 years, 10 mos. 

Baththeba Crosby, died Nov. 11, 1841, aged 18 vears, 9 mos. 

Lorenzo S. Crosby, died Dec. 31, 1841, aged 18." 

Isaac Cochran, died Jan. 3, 1867, aged 67 years, 7 mos. 

Samuel Cook, born New Salem, Mass. ; died Jan. 14, 1861, aged 86 
years, 2 days, (Judge of Probate, etc.) 

Wife Sarah Houlton, (of Joseph) born Mav 7, 1783 ; died Jan. 7, 

Samuel P. Cook, born Nov. 1, 1809 ; died Jan. 4, 1837. 

William HoJman Cary, (born in Bridgwater,) iVlass., May 1, 1777, 
Removed to New Salem, Mass., then to Houlton,) died July 7, 1859. 

Wife Catherine, born jvlar. 29, 1783 ; died Dec. 27, 1870. 

Shepard Cary, died Aug. 9, 1866, aged 61, (Son of Wm. H. Cary,) 
Repxeseiitative to Congress, 1841-42. 

Wife Susannah Whitaker, died Aug. 10, 1871. 

Theodore Cary, died July 14, 1847, aged 23 ; cousin of Shepard Cary, 

Col. Joshua Carpenter, killed by the falling of a tree in. Letter B., 
3ept. 22, 1866, aged 76. 

110 Inscriptions from Gravestones in Houlton^ 3Ie. 

Wife SiisiiDuali Heald. died June 4, ISGl. aged 72. 

AVilliara DilliEo-, died Dec. 18, 1852, aged oG. 

jMalachi Doyle^ died Jan 21, 18G4, aged G2. 

"Wife Mary, died Nov. 12, 1862, aged 64 3^ears, 10 mos., 12 days. 

Job EdmiDister, died July 8, 1873, aged 75 years, 6 mos. (From 
Province of New Brnnswick.) 

Jacob Frisbee, died Nov. 21, 1858, aged 58 years, 9 mos. 

Samuel T. Fiisbee, died April 27, 1872, aged iJS. ^ 

Jesse Gilraan, died Nov. 12, 1868, aged 71. ^ j/ •"-^'■^ 

Wife Serena» died Aug. 17, 1883, aged 82 years, 4 mos. ?'j^X <'''-^' 

Samuel Goucli, died A}>ril 16, 1843, aged 66 years, 4 mos. (Lawyer, 
peihaps the first in Houlton. Married an Irish Y\"idow with a large 
family of children.) 

James Gould, died Oct. 30, 1828, aired 2^. 

AVife Almira, died Mar. 29, 1826, aged 24. 

Samuel Goold, born Jan. 12, 1800, dated June 16, 1830. 

Batchelder Husse3% [from Vassalboro,] died Jan. 27, 1875, aged 78. 

Ralph B. IIoldeu,*'died Sept. 19, 1857, aged 76. 

Wife ]Mary, died Jan. 14, 1883, aged 80 years. 7 mos., 12 days, 

Timothy Herrin, born [in Glinton] April 11, 1792, died Nov. 19, 
1874, aged S3. 

Nelson Herrin, born Feb. 27, 1816 ; died Mar. 2, 1878. 

Charles M. Herrin, born Nov. 9, 1833 ; died May 9, 1876. 

j&lartin Johnson, born July 15, 1805, died April 30, 1856. 

Dea. Samuel Kendall, died. 

Wife Eunice, daughter of Joshua Putnam, Senior, lied Aug. 11, 
1837, aged 71. 

Samuel Kendall, Jr., died April 28, 1834. 

Joshua S. Kendall, died Oct. 16, 1841, aged 53. 

Joseph Houlton, born in New Salem, Mass.; died Aug. 12, 1832, 
aged 76, [the town was nan^ed for him.] 
'Wife Sally, [daughter of Amos Putnam,] died Aug. 3, 1843, aged 82. 

James Houlton, [son of Joseph] born Julv IS, 1784; died Sept. 21, 

Wife Sarah Haskell, died Aug. 6, 1844, aged 57. 

Lyman Houlton, son of James died Aug. 22, 1849, aged 34. 

Samuel Houlton, died 

Wife , died April 23, 1841, aged 44. 

Henry Houlton, born Jan. 19, 1802 ; died Aug. 7, 1855. 

Joseph Houlton, Jr. 

Wife Elmira Pay. 

Zebulon Ingersoli, [born New Gloucester,] died Nov. 8, 1873, aged, 73. 

John Lovering, died Mar. 15, 1882, aged t^o. 

Jere Page, died Oct. 24. 1864, aged 77. 

Wife Margaretta, died Mar. 25, 1857, aged C)S. 

Joshua Palmer, died June 27, 1873, aged 79 years, 3 mos. 

Wife Lucia, died April 25, 1.S70, aged 74 years, 8 mos. 

Amos Peaice Esq., died Dec. 6,, 1826, aged 39. 

Wife Polly, [of Samuel Cook,] died Dec. 24, 1828, aged 24. 

Abraham Pearce, died Oct. 5, 1850. 

Inscriptions from Gravestones in Iloulton, Me. Ill 

Wife Fauny H. Cook, died Juuc 20, 1870, aged Q2. 

Sally Pearce, born Ncat Salem, ^lass,, Jane, 1791, died Feb. 21, 
1879. ' 

Hannaii, wife of John Teunev and sister of Abraham Pearce, born in 
New Salem, Mass., Nov. 29, 1793 ; died. April 18, 1878. 

Leonard Peirce. 

Thomas Osborn, died June 23, 1801, aged 08 years, 9 raos. 7 days. 

Andrew Hammond, died March 18, 1869, aged 'oS years, 3 mos. 

Wife Elisabeth, died April 3, 1879, aged 70. 

Mary H. Heywood, died May 16, 1867, aged (j'2. 

Betsey Heywood, died Nov. 4, 1876, aged 67. 

Nathaniel Harrington, died Mar. 21, 1868, aged 75. 

Wife Elisabeth A., died Dec. 12, 1878, agecr81. 

Eleazer Packnrd, died Nov. '1\^, 1852, aged \^'S. 

Wife Ruth, died. 

Wife Lucinda, died Sept. 22, 1870, aged 84 years, 8 mos. 

Betty F. Pnckard, of Eleazer ; married first, William Webster, 

who died April 18, 1811, aged 44. She married second, Luther Snell, 
of the Snell Honse. 

Thomas P. Packard, [of Eleazer,] died Nov. 19, 1875, aged (jQ. 

Wife Lncretia O. Greene, died April 27, 1883, aged ^>i. 

Amos Putnam, Senior, [from New Salem, Mass.] 

Wife Lydia , died April 8, 1820, aged 87. 

Amos Putnam, died Dec. 30, 1849, aged bb years, 2 mos. 

Wife Priscilla Wormwood. 

Stillman J. Putnam 

Wife Betsev Wood. 

Jay S. Putnam, born July 9, 1803 ; died Aug. 1, 1880. 

Wife Betsey, died Jan. 29, 1852, aged 32 year^, 9 mos. 

Lysander Putnam. 

Wife Ruth Fall, [widow.] 

Aaron Putnam, died Feb 13, 1849, aged 75 years, 7 mos. 

Aaron Putnam, Jr. 

Wife Maria Burley. 

Joshua Putnam, (brother of Amos, Senior.) 


Amos Putnam, son of Joshua, born in Danvers. 

Ziel Putnam 

Isaac B. Smith, born in Woodstoock, N. B.. Dec. 28. 1790; died in 
Houlton, May 25, 1^'81 ; married Lydia Houiton, daughter of Josei)h 
Houlton, she born Sept. 14, 1791 ; died March 11, 1869. Their daugh- 
ter Sarah T., born in Woodstock, N. B., Jan. 1. 1816 ; died, Oct. 16, 
1865; married Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Patten, U. S. Army; he was born 
in Newport, R. 1., Dec. 25, 1807 ; died in Houlton, April 28, 1882. 

Rev. Roval C. Spaulding, Baptist Clergyman, Levant, 1826, Corinth, 
1834, Houlton, 1845; died, Sept. 1, 1880, aged 60. 

Wife Jerusha B., died May 3, 1884, aged 83. 

Baitlett Smith, died May 13, 1876, aged 70. 

AVife Pamelia, daughter of Benjaniin Burley, diet! Jan. 13, 1852, aged 
42 years, 11 mos. 

112 Census of Penobscot Indiaiis. 1837 

James H. SteveDS, died Mar. 20, 1883, aoed 71. 

Wife Sophia G., died Dec. 8, 1876, aged^74, 

Jiuet, wife of David Starrett, died June 3, 1875, aged 65. 

Jeremiah Traeworthy, died Feb. 18, 1875, aged 76. 

Wife Sarah, died Oct. 20, I87I, aged 78. 

Artlmr Vandine, Senior 

Wife Kachel, died Jan. 16, 1853, aged 83 years, 3 mos. 

Arthur Yandine, died Jan. 23, 1870T aged 57. 

Ebenezer Vandine, died xVpril 13, 1862, aged 60. 

Jane, wife of Wm. Vandine, died Nov. 13, 1853, aged 46. 

Jonathan Watson, died July 15. 1881, aged 80 years, 11 mos., 14 days. 

Wife Phebe, died Aug. 12, 1859, aged QS years, 5 mos. 

Robert L. White, died in Oregon, Dec. 4, 1857, aged 41. 

Abisha Washburn, from Albion 

Widow Sarah, died April 13, 1871, aged 81. 

Nelson Washburn, son of above died Dec. 24, 1858, aged 33 years, 


Albion P. Washburn, died Feb. 15, 1854, aged 30 years, 3 mos. 



At the request of John Neptune, Lt. Gov. ; Ve-oX Tomor, a Captain ; 
and Francis Peneis, Deacon ; officers of the Penobscot Tribe of Indians, 
on this first day of March, 1837, I took a complete list iu writing of all 
the families, and tlie names of the head of each, and the number of 
each family annexed. I found the whole number of families, ninety- 
five, and the whole number of souls, 362 ; not equalling quite four to a 
family. In taking this census, they brought to me a list of the names in 
Indian, and a figure against each name as the number in his family, and 
then they interpreted each name in P^nglish. The Indian list was made 
out by Pe-el Tomar's son, who could write, and the father could read 
writing. When I had finished, I asked them, and a fourth Indian, who 
had come in, to give some Indian name which would fit me as they knew 
me well. After conferring in the Indian dialect for a few minutes^ 
Neptune said ^'''Tma.u-queh.'* ''What does that mean?" I inquired. 
They replied '' Beaver ^ for he very cunnimj -, he make 'em house some- 
times very high in the fall, certain he know when there's going to be 
great many waters in the Spring, he make 'em dam.s lay 'em up much 
things to eat, no hands, no tools, nobody see 'em work, nobody see 'em 
do anything, see all after it's done ; may be he do his work all in dark 
nights." [^Josejjh Williamson, E.'^q.^ 

The First Congregational Church in Hampden. lie 


(Contributed by E. Dudley Freeman, Esq., of Yarmouth.) 

This church "was organized March 5, 1817, and the follov/ing 
paper was prepared and signed just previous to that date : 

*'Mcn are accountable creatures. This is a truth to which men in 
all ages, have agreed. Accordingly all nations, whether civilized or 
savage, have some kind of religious worship. 

The light of nature informs us, in forcible language, that there is a 
God, to whom all are accouniable, and on whom all are dependant. 
But mankind in a state of nature have always inclined to close their 
eyes on the light and love darkness. God beholding the ruined state of 
man, of his own sovereign pleasure revealed himself, and in so clear a 
manner that the "wayfaring man, although a tool, need not err." We 
therefore who live under the light of revelation, and have God's word 
in our hands, cannot resist the solemn obligation which v/e are under to 
support the worship of God. 

In view of the above, and further in view of everything sacred as 
well as temporal, w-e the undersigned do solemnly enter into covenant 
with each other to unite for the puipose of supporting a preached 
Gospel. We therefore covenant and agree, each for himself, one with 
the other, to abide and adhere to the following rules and regulations :" 

The said "rules and regulations" provide, (Art. i) that the name of 
the organization '^shall be the First Congregational Society of the 
Town of Hampden." 

The officers and their duties. The times and place of regular meet- 
ings are next provided for, and by Article 7, the Assessors are required 
"forthwith to assess such sums of money as the Society at anytime m:'.Y 
agree to raise, on the polls and estate of the members, and in making 
the assessment they shall always be governed by the laws and practice 
of the State of Maine." 

William Crosby, John Crosby, 

Buciian Haskins, Benjamin Crosby, 

John Godfrey, Jr., John Crosby, Jr., 

Edward Dudley, Elias Dudley, 

Levi Holt, Reuben Young, 

Jona Haskins, John Abbot, 

Benjamin Hard}', Eben Crosby, 

R. R. Haskins, Crosby Wheeler, 

Amos Dow, Robert Wheeler. 

114 Shuhael Williams, of Isleshoronqh 


Mr. Williams settled on Long Island l)efore the Ivovolntionary 
War. Tradition says he was from Connecticut or Rhode Island. 
Ke set down above the Narrows on a tract of land reaching from 
the northerly end of Bounty Cove across the island to Seal IIar])or. 
The naain or southcrl}^ part of lot has been for some years 
owned by Whitcomb, who has just sold it to Islv. Winsor, of 
Philadelphia. ^^Ir. Willian]S house was on the easterly side of 
the County road, just northerly of Mr. WhitcombV home an.d 
between the road and the beautiful cove on the east side. The 
remains of the cellar can now be seen. 

In 1780 there was a total eclipse of the sun visible onh' iii 
Penobscot Bay. The authorities of Harvard College applied to 
the British General at Castine for permission to send a party to 
observe the eclipse. Permission was given to go to Long Island 
w^ith leave to stay only until the 18th of October. The party 
under the charge of Rev. Samuel Williams, Hollis Professor of 
Mathematics at Harvard College, landed at Bounty Cove and 
proceeded to the house of Mr. Williams where the total eclipse 
was seen October 27tli. Tuis is srid to have been the first attempt 
made in this country to accomplish anything of the kind. An 
account of it was printed in the Transactions of the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences, at Boston. 

In 1780, ^Ir. Williams* "afforded a visiting British soldier some 
service or relief, for which he was falsely charged wdth encourag- 
ing him to desert, and carried before a Court Martial at the 
Garrison (at Castine) and sentenced to be whipped 500 lashes. 
Mr. AVilliams was a Patriot when many on the Island were not, 
and this probably furnished a sufficient excuse for the whipping. 

March 23, 1786 he conveyedf his interest in his lot or claim to 
his son Samuel Williams. Up to this time no titles had passed 

♦Williamson's History of Maine. Vol. 2, page 480. 
fLincola Records. 

Sliuhael Williams^ of Islesborovgh. 115 

from proprietors to settlers. 

"Shubael "Williams, of a place called Long Island in Penobscot Bay 
in the County of Lincoln, Yeoman conveys to Samuel AViiliaras of said 
Island a certain tract of land lying on said Long Island, and is bounded 
as followcth, viz : Beginning at a certain Rock on long Beach so called 
said Kock marked with the Letters "\Y C, thence north-westerly to Sile 
Harbour, thence south-westerly to a point of Land called Sile Harbour 
Point, thence round said Point to the head of a Cove called Goose Cove, 
thence about south across said Island to a Cove called broad (Query 
Bounty) Cove, thence north-westerly on the shore until it comes to the 
Bounds first mentioned, containing 200 acres more or less." 

C'oDsiderat'oD £200, signed in presence of Joseph Young and 
Joseph Williams. This lot has been divided since, and sold to 
dilTcrent parties, the main portion as before stated being the 
"VYhitcomb farm. 

Mr. Williams died July 17, 1804, aged 74. His Gravestone 
may be seen in an old buiying ground on his own lot on West 
side, which was the family burying ground for many years. He 
married first, Abigail Turner, she was probably the mother of his 
children, died April 15, 1799, aged 71, gravestone. He married 
second, Mrs. Temperance Eastes, (?) of Saturday Cove, North- 
port. Children* perhaps not in order : 

i. Amos. b. March 3, 1758; m. Betsey burns, from Bristob She d. Xov. 
IG. 184 1-. aged bO, (Gravestone) ;" he d. Mar. lo, 1^40; children:— 

1. John. b. Dec. 24. 1785: m. Sallv. of Mii^hill Parker, Sept. 1. 

1814. He d. in Belfast. March 1, 1831; his son MighiH 
Parker Williams, is Editor of a newspaper in Hudson, N, Y. 

2. "William, b. Feb. 15, 1787; d. unmarried. 

3. Thomas (Ames.) b, Oct. 13,1793; m, Lydia P., of Jonathan 

Sprague. published Aug. ±3, 1817: he d. about 1860; eight 

4. Betsey, b. >hiy 7, 1798; ra. Xath. Pruden. 

5. Judith, b. Feb. 17,1800; m. Michael Heal, of LincoJnville, 

Aug'. 2G, 1829. 

6. Phebe. b. Jan. 28, 1802; in. Elisha Trim. 

iii. Benjamin, m. Jenny Burns, from Biistol. Dec. 2G. 1791; she d. Aug. 
4, 1839, aged 70. (Gravestone.) He d. Mar. 4, 1848, aged 81, (Grave- 
stone.) Children: — 

1. Elisabeth, b. Dec. 17, 1792; m. Nath. Pruden, of Castine, (?) 


2. Abigail, b. Dec. 2. 1794; m. Charles Allen, of Xorthport, 1820. 

3. Jean. b. Aug. 14. 1796; m. Samuel Marshall. 

4. Shubael, b. June 29, 1798; d. July 6. 

5. Benjauiin. b. Oct. 7, 1799 ; unnsarried. 

6. Temperance, b. Apr. 21, ISOl ; m. lirst, Stephen H. Pruden, 

1873. and second. Rev. Ephram Eme^3^ 

7. Fanny Young, b. Dec. 17. 1802; ra. Andrew Marshall. 

8. James Burns, b. June 1, 1804; m. Prudence Dod^e. 

* All supposed to have lived in Isle.sborough, unless -otherwise stated. 

116 Letter from John Adams, 1798. 

9. ^Villi;lIn. b. Mar. 16. ]S06: d. at sea: iiiimurned. 

10. Ibri, b. Xov. 5, ISOS ; d. Mar. 31. 1S34. 

11. .Julia Ann. b. Apr. 2. 1S12; d. Oct. 19. 1841. 
Joseph, m. Sally, daiig'hter of Cornelius Saunders, of Xov. 14, 


1804. fie d. April 2, 1S42, ao-ed 75. (Gravestone.) Children :- 
Temperance, b. Sept. 19, 1805; m. Benaj 

1. Temperance, b. Sept. 19, 1805; m. Benajah Merritliew. 

2. Judith S.. b. Dec. 3, 1S06 ; (?) m. Samuel Gilchrist. 

3. Samuel, b. Jul}' 22. ISOS, d. voung. 

4. Betsey, b. Mar. 7, 1810; m. Wm.'Coombs. 

5. Sally, b. Dec. 2, ISll; m. Robert Penney, of Knox, Dec. 11, 


6. Robert Trim, b. Xov. 1813 ; unmarried. 

7. Joseph, b. Xov. 5. 1815; d. unmarried. 
S. Lucy, b. Apr. 14. 1817; m. Perry. 

9. Darius, b. Apr. 2, 1819; m. Lucy A.\Pvichards, of Camden, 
iv. Samuel, d. unman-ied Sept. 10. 1820. a.tced 65. 
V. Abigail, m. Benjamin Coombs, June 16, 1701. 
vi. Elisabeth, probably m. James Kirkpatrick, 1800. 
vii. Lucy — (?) 
viii. Rebecca (?) 


Rebecca Williams to Zecheriah ^larshall. 

Dorcas Wiiliams to James Keller, Mav. 10, 1810. 

Polly, or Dolly Williams to Elisha Philbrook, Dec. 25, 1805. 


To the Second Regiment; in the first briofade and the eighth division of 
the Militia Massachusetts, and the companies of Cavalry and Artillery, 
commanded by Silas Lee and David Silvester. 

Gentlemen : — I thank you for your unanimous address adopted at 
Wiscasset in the County of Lincoln, at a regimental review on the 15th 
of October. 

A spirit like yours seems in a remarkable manner to animate the 
militia throughout the union, and will be sufficient to discourage all 
disorganizing faction and foreign influence. Your spirited resoli'.tions 
are not the last in point of time, nor are they inferior to any in decision, 
firmness or patriotism. 


Philadelphia, Dec. 10th, 1798. 

[ George B. Saivyer, Esq. of Wiscasset, Me.'] 

Marriages in Columbia, 1796-1806 /ro???. To?vn Records, 11" 


[Coutributed by Seward Bucliijam, Esq., of Columbia Falls. ^ 


In the course of iJie year preceding April 12, 1796. 
Ephram Whitney and Sally Noyes. 
William Eiicknam and Abigail Dri.sko. 

I71 the coi4rse oj" the year preceding' April "^o^ ^79S- 
George W^hitaker and Lucy W^iison. 
Moses Hinckley and Polly Wallace. 

William Haycock and Dorothy Hall. r 

Daniel McKenzie and Hannah Drisko. 


In the course of several years zip to April 2^^ '^199- 

John W^"ight with K:itharine Irish, both of Addison, August 1 1, 1796. 

Robert Allen with Sarah Ingersoll, both of Columbia. April 11, 
^ames Wass with Anna Dyer, both ol Addison, May 9, 1797. 

John Drisko, Jr., of Addison to Miss Pheber Parker, of Steuben, 
Nov. 22, 1799. 

Nathaniel Jordan with Polly Bailey, both of Harrington, Feb. 11, 

Samuel Allen, of Columbia with Lois Look, ot Addison, !Mar. 31, 



Between April i, iSoi and April 20, 1S02, 
William Gray with Hannah Whitney. 
Matthew Coiiin with Lidia Whitney. 
Thomas Tabbatts with Katharine Crowley. 
Thomas Sinclair with Dorothy Allen. 
Elisha Tinney with Mrs. Lydia Calaghan, 
Ephraim Keen wnth Miss Kxwva Shepard W^ilson. 
Joseph Kelley, with Olive Beal. 
By same detzveen lost day of Aprils iSo3 a7id 30 day of Aprils 1S03. 
Edward Bennet to Susannah Whitney. 
Asa Beal to Sally Kelley. 
David Kelley to Dorcas Sawyer. 
Justice Smith to Polly Allen. 


Jno. Right to Katherine Irish in July, 1796. 
Holmes Nash to Polly Dri.sko, September, 1796. 
Temple Coffin to Anna Thorndike, September, 1796. 
Samuel Tinney to Rhoda Nickles, Oct. 2, 1796. 

118 Marriages in Columbia^ 1796-1806 /rom Town Records. 

David Joy to Susannah Tabbatts, Oct. 2, 1796. 

Levi Parrit (?) to Patty Worster, Oct. 16, 1796. 

Jonathan Drisko to Sarah McKhisey, Oct. 22, 1796. 

Judah Drisko to Lucy Pkimmer, Nov. 7, 1796. 

Joseph Nash to LycHa Noonan, Nov. 7, 1796. 

VVilUam Haycock to Dorothy Hall, Nov. 17, 1796. 

Capt. Thomas Ruggles w^as pubHshed to ^liss Ruthy Clapp, of 
Rochester, ^L^ss., Nov. 20, 1796, it being the 29th year of his age and 
birth day. 

Robert Allen to Sarah Ingersoll, Mar. 30, 1797. 

Polly Carper Jacobs to Rebecca Coffin, x^pril 15, 1797. 

James Wass to Anna Dyer, April 22, 1797. 

iN"athanieI Cox, Jr., to Johannah Tiernay, Aug. 19, 1797, 

David McKenzey to Flannah Drisko, Aug 22, 1797. 

John Holmes to Lydia McDaniel, Jan. 13, 1798. 

Benjamin Ruggles to Miss Azubah Clapp, of Rochester, Mass., 
Jan. 31, 1798. 

John McKenzy to Susannah Knovvles, Feb. 3, 1798. 

George Tenney to Lydia Archer, August, 179S. 

John Worster, of Columbia to Polly Fernold, January, 1799, of 

Samuel Alien, of Columbia to Lois Look, of Addison, Mar. 16, 

J 799. 

Thomas Sinclair to Dorothy Allen, June 27, iSoi. 

Elisha Tenney to Mrs. Lydia Callaham, August, 1801. 

Ephram Keen to Anna S. Wilson, Nov. 11, iSoi. 

Edward Bennet to Susannah Whitney, May 29, 1802. 

Justice Smith, of Gouldsborough and Molly Allen, of Columbia, 
Sept. II, 1802. 

Joseph Whitney, of Columbia and Mary Libbey, of Plantation No. 
^2, Mar. 19, 1803. 

John Carlton to Emma (?) Noonan, Nov. 26, 1803. 

Adial {}) Farnsworth and Gracey Hale, Dec. 10, 1803. 

iHenry Look to Lucy Watts, March, 1804. 

'Barnabas Beal to Margarett Beal, ( .?) June, 1804. 

Wm. Ingersoll, Jr., to Susannah Wass, both of Columbia, in June, 

Thomas Kelley, of Plantation, No. 22* to Mrs. E. Steel, of 
Addison, July 13, 1804. 

Joseph Warren Chase, of Boston to Sally Fellows, of Plantation No. 
22, in July, 1804. 

Jeremiah Bucknam, of Columbia to Nancy Yates, of Addison, 
.Sept. 30, 1S04. 

Wm. McDonald and E Merritt, both of Plantation No. 32, in 

October, 1S04. 

Pheneas Norton to Sally Kelley, both of Plantation No. 22, Novem- 
l)er, 1804. 

William S. Hall to Mercv Cummings, both of Addison, in February, 

• Now Jonesborough. 

1^ evolutionary Soldiers to the JSastivard. 


Sewell Labararee to Sally Sawyer, both of Plantation No. 22, 
Mar. 21, 1S05. 

Jonathan White to Viney INJarston, both of Addison, October, 1S04. 

Moses Worster, oi Columbia to Mrs. Susannah Knowles, of Addison, 
Mar. 30, 1805. 

L. Anson Smith, of Machias to Martha Whitney, of Columbia, June 
II, 1S05. 

John Tabbatts to Betsey Tabbatts, of Harrington, August 24, 1805. 

Moses Davis, of Wells to Deborah McKinzey, of Columbia, March 
I, 1S06. 

Thomas Low to Susannah Small, Mar. 22, 1S06. 

Samuel S. Merritt, of Plantation, No. 22, to JaneGuptell, of Grand- 
menan, April i, 1806, 

Moses Leighton to Prudence Allen, both of Columbia, April 8, iS[3. 

John Springer, of Trenton to Lucy White, of Columbia, Julv (5) 

Stephen Emery * to Miss Jennette Loring, of Buckfield, Aug. 14, 
1824, ''as the law directs." 

Elijah L. Hamlin j Esq., of Columbia to Miss Eliza B. Choate, of 
Salem, Sept. 3, 1S25, '^as the law directs." 


A list of the men mustered 

on the 24th day of July, 177 

In Brigadier General Warners 

Joseph Averill, 
James O'Brien, 
Bartholomew Bryant, 
Josiah Libbee, 
Jona WoodrutT, 
James Dillaway, 
John Young, 
John Berry, Jr., 
Nathaniel Cox, 
Nehemiah vSmall, 
Noah Mitchell, 
Mathias Whitney, 
Daniel Merritt, 
Abraham Allen, 
William Kelly, 

by Stephen Smith, Muster Master, 

7, in Col. McCobb's Regiment. — 

Brigade, 212: J 

Nathan Andrews, 
David Libbee, 
Joseph Getchell, 
W^iUiam Mills, 
Peter Colbrooth, 
Henry Dillaway, (Fifer) 
James Foster, 
Benj. Foster, 
William Mitchel, 
Daniel Small, 
George Tinney, 
Joseph Libbee, 
Shubal Hirjckley, 
Samuel Reynolds, 
lohn Gardner. 

•Hon. Stephen Emery, who resided in Columbia for a year or two; father-in-law of 
Hannibal I.Iamlin, who'married two of his daiiirhters, one Sarah Jane, by fir.'-r, wifi'. 
Saruh Stowcli ; and one Ellen Vesta, by second wife, Jennette Loring. Judge Eiiioiy, 
died in Paris, 1&G3. 

t Afterward of Bangor. 

X These men belonged in Machias or vicinity. 

120 Boohs Beceived. 


"Eastport and Passamaquoddy, a collection of historical and 
biographical sketches, compiled by William Henry Kil])y, with 
notes and additions, Eastport, Maine, Edward E. Shead and 
Company, 1888." 

This volume of 500 pages is a most welcome addition to the 
history of Eastern Maine. East of the Penobscot River it is the 
best. It is in matter, abounding in what one wants to know 
relating to the old town of Eastport and vicinity. Its Editor, 
Mr. Kilby, although new residing in Boston, as the Agent of the 
International Line of Steamers, is loyal to old Quoddy, and it is 
said that every morning when he goes down to the end of Com- 
mercial Wharf, turns his face to the eastward like a good Mahom- 
etan, and prays, for a good whitf of "Quoddy fog," which he 
considers a balm for many of the ills of Boston life. 

"A Sermon preached by Rev. Paul Coffin, d. d., August 15, 
1762, in Narraganset, Xo. 1, now Buxton, Maine ; and an address 
delivered there August 15, 1886, by Cyrus Woodman, Cambridge, 
John Wilson & Son, University Press, 1888." 

Rev. Paul Coffin, was born in Xewbury, Mass,, Jan. 16, 1737, 
Old Style or Jan. 27, 1738, New Style. He graduated at Harvard 
College. He commenced preacliing at what is now Buxton, in 
17H1 ; but was ordained minister there "for life" March 6, 1763. 
Mr. Coffin was distinguished for his piety and learning. He 
preached his farewell sermon in the fall of 1820, and died June 6, 
1821. Cyrus Woodman, Esq., of Cambridge, Mass., a native of 
Buxton, and grand-son of Dr. Coffin, read the sermon alluded to 
in the church at Buxton, Aug. 15, 1886, and delivered at the 
same time the admirable and interesting address, which is here 
printed. A portrait of Mr. Woodman may })e found facing page 



Vol. IV. BANGOR, ME., JANUARY, 1889. No. 7, 



Hon. Israel Washburne, (who married ;i granddaughter) says 

in his Orono Centennial address, "1874* that Andrew AVebster, 

* * * "was a native of Salisbury, Mass., and was prol)ably tlie 

son of Andrew Webster, born in that town Nov. 12, 1710, whoso 

parents were John and vSarah y^ebster, and wlien quite young 

was brought by his father to New Meadows, now Brunswick." I 

do not find any Websters in Brunswick at that time. Or George- 

to'vn Church Rf^^cords the following nniy be found : 

"Sept. 8, 1765. Martha Cranet admitted to tho Church.'' 
"•Sejit. 7. 17GC. Andrew Webster admitted to the Church.'' 

Mr. ^^'ebster removed from Georgetown to Penobscot, about 
1770 and then to Wheelerborough, now Hampden, wdiere he 
exchanged- lots with John Emery, of New^ Worcester, Pi., now 
Orrington. "In consideration of a lot conveyed to me on the 
ea^t side of the river, I sell him, etc., a lot of equal dimensions on 
the west side of the river, of 100 acres. I entered upon said lot 
and had it surveyed Jan. 30, 1776, and I am now in full poses- 
sion." Dated May 1, 1776, AVitness, Eliasliib Delano and Jona- 
than Lowder. — Hancock Records, A^ol. I, page 470. This lot 
was probably river lot in Hampden, No. 40 as afterward sur- 
veyed, and since in the possession of the descendants of Emery. 
Soon after this Mr. AVebster settled in what is now Bangor, near 
the intersection of Main and Water street. 

* Page G7. 

t Mar;^aret Crane married in Georgetown, April, 1749, Daniel Morse, probably of 
Phipsburg. Rebecca Crane married in Georgetown, April 21, 1T5G, William Briant. 

122 And rev: WehMer and Famihj, of Bannor and Orono. 

lie was a man of influence, in plantation and town arTairs, often 
Town Clerk and Selectman. He was, I believe, a ship builder 
by trade. He and his wife were church members when they 
came here and belonged to the old Brewer and Bangor church 
prior to ISOO. He removed to Oi'ono; was the tirst Town Treas- 
urer; Constable and ^loderator in 1806. He died Xov. 1, 1807, 
his death was caused by a fall of mill tin^ber. He married 
Martha Crane, I am inclined to think, of Georgetown or Phips- 
burg. She died 1823. Children, probably not in order were: 

i. PauDENCK. b. April 20. 17G7 in Gcoi-getowii and baptized May 31. by 
Kev. Ezt'klel Emerson, Ministor of Georgetown. J?}ie ni. William 
Hasey. of Hangor, July 22, 1787. by Kev. Seth Noble. Mr. Hasey 
was b. in Chelsea. ]Mas5.. June 8, 1761, arrived in Bangor. March, 
1781. As an early settler he received lots Xo. 50 and 51. He early 
joined the first church in Orriugton, and was one of the oriirinal 
members of the first church in Bangor, wdien it was formed Xov. 
27. 1811. He was an iionest. industrious and worthy citizen, lie d. 
June 28. 1S50. The Willow Prudence d. July 4, 1852, aged So. The 
childieu, all bora in Bangor were : 

1. P:itty ihisev. b. .Sept. 28, 17S7; m. Elisha Gibbs. Jr.. of Glen- 

burn, MaV 28. 1810. 

2. Ebenezer Hasey. b. Aug. 24, 1789; removed to Albion; m. 

Fanny Harper, pub. in Bangor. June 18, 1819. 
.3. Andrew W. Hasey. b. April 15. 1791; of P.angor; m. Xancy 
Johnson, Oct. 25. 1820. She d. May 14, 1870. aged 75 years, 
20 days. He died. Their daughter Sai-;di L.. b. Aug. 17, 
lS2G;'m. Geo. R. Lancaster; she'd. Sept. 29. 1879. 
4. Margaret Hasey. b. ¥v\). 1. 179-J ; m. S.inniel Adams. 
- 5. Susan Hasey, b. Jan. 28, 1790; m. John P. Davis, pub. Mar. 10. 

6. Jane W. Hasey. b. July 9, 1798; m. John Whitcomb, of Glen- 
burn, pub. April 27. ISuO^ She d. 1835. 

7. William Hasey, b. June 30, 1800; lived in P.angor; m. first, 

Elizabeth W. Winslow, of Albion, pub. June 9, 1827. She 
d. Oct. 20. 1S32. aged 33. He. m. second. Miss Julia Houl- 
ton. of Houlton. pub. May 16, 1833. 

8. Kebecca Hasey, b. April 5", 1804; m. Thomas Mansfield, of 

Glenburn. pub. Oct. 5. 1833. 

9. Hnnnah Hasey. b. Mav 6, ISOG; m. Eichard Webster. 

10. Elijdi \V. Hasey, b." May 6. Ib09 ; lived in Bangor; he d. 

Dec. 23, 1886; m. first, Hannah B. Martin, of Xewport; she 

d. P'eb. 25. 1864. aged 51 years, 5 mos.; m. second. Mrs. 

( alisla Leadbetter; she d. 1871-2; m.. thii-d. Mrs. Juiia 

Hodgdon, of Kenduskeag. His childi'en, Frances. 'I'hotnas 

B. William H. Prudence W',, Hannah P.. Ambrocine, Xancy 

J., Elijah, Charles E., Ward B.. Annie, Edward M. and Geo. 


ii. i^lARGARET. b. Sept. 11. 1773; m. Aaron Griifin of Albion, June 

1796, by Kev. Seth Xoble "at Mr. Webster's.'" He was born Aug. 

27, 1766; was a Town Oflicer in Orringtou. 1805; lived in Passadum- 

keag in 1835; children Daniel W. b. Oct. 28, 18J0; Susan b. May IS, 

1811; Aaron d. 1S8G; Andrew and others, 

iii. Daniel, b. April 10. 1776; lived in Langor near the Ped Bridge. He 

was an active enterprising citizen, much in town oflice. He died 

May 11, 1818, aged 42,*-leaving a widow and nine small children." He 

■indreu: Wthsfe}- anil Family/, of Bonrjov (inil Orono. 1*23 

m. Eliza, daughter of Dea. William Boyd; she was b. Apr. 14, 1777, 
and d. Sept. 15, 1S5S. Pfe and his wife were a<linitted to First 
Churcli. Bangor. Feb. S, 1815; their children born in Bangor were: 

1. Charlotte, b. Feb. 1. 1603; m. Janathan Brooks of VViscasset, 

t5ept. 26. 1825. 

2. nannah B.. b. June 18.1804; m. Doctor David Shepard, of 

Sebec ; pub. Sept. 5, 1820; he died, and his widow d. in Ban- 
gor, Dec. 20. 1886. aged 82. 

3. Martha, b. Xov. 20.1805; m. Richard W. Griffin, of Orono. 

JuL3 21, 1826; she wa> admitted to First Church in Bangor, 
]Mav 11, 1823, and dismissed to church in Hadley, Illinois, 
May 15. 1843. 

4. Jane, b. Xov. 20, 1805. twin; m. Amos Davis, of Bangor, ^Nlar. 

28, 1841; she joined First Church in Bangor, Feb. 15, 1824, 
and d Mar. 29, 1841. 

5. Andrew, b. Sept. 28, 1807; d. in California. Xov. 29, 1852. 

6. William, b. July G. 1800; lives in Minnesota. 

7. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 21. 1811; m. Andrew Griffin of Bangor; p. 

Oct. 12. 1837; ^Irs. Griffin d. in Chicago. 111., Dec. 4. 1888. 
S. Caroline V., b. Sept.. 1813; she admitted to First Church. Ban- 
gor, Sept. 7. 1828; m. Kev. Thomas Smith; b. in Litchdekl; 
grad. Bowdoid College, 1840; ordained minister at Brewer 
Village. Jan. 20, 1864, and d. there April 8. 1861; she d. in 
Bangor, Oct.. 1887. Their daughter Caroline m. Joseph G. 
Blake, of Bangor. 

9. Daniel, b. May 24, (12) 1816; resides in Bangor; m. Miss Alice 

E. Parker, of Compton, Canada, Oct. 26. 1858. They have 
several children. 

10. Margaret Wvman, b. Sept. 21, 1818; m. Frank W. Carr, of 

Bangor. Feb. 16, 1853: she died April 3. 1890. 

Richard, settled in Orono, lirst selectman there, ISOS; i-emoved to 
Glenburn, then Patten, where he died. (Richard WVbster and Mary 
Eowell. both of Orono, m. Dec. 16, lb"ll: Richard Webster and 
Hannah Randall, of Bangor, m. Feb. 27. 1837; Richard F. Webster 
and Mary S. Thaxter, of 'Bangor, m. Sept. 9, 1838.) 

Ebenezfh. b. Bangor, Oct. 3, 1780; settled in Orono. lumberman. Col. 
of the Regiment. Selectman, Representative in 1818. He tirst lived 
in what is now Old Town. Early in the settlement of that town 
William Dale built a double saw mill just below where the depot is, 
and soon sold out to E. &. E. Webster, who in 1817 built another 
mill outside, and operated these mills until 1823. when they sold 
out and removed to Orono, wheie they afterward lived. He died 
Aug. 16, 1855. His will Apr. 30. 1855, proved Sept.. 1855; Ebenezer 
Webster. Jr.. and Israel Washburn, Jr.. Executors, names wife 
Lucy; and cliildren then living. Col. Webster m. Lucy, dau. of 
Paul Dudley, of Milford. Sept. 5. 1805; she was b. Apr. 15, 17>3. at 
Warwick, R. I. ; d. May 28, 1859. Cnildren : 

1. Martha, b. Aug. 17. 1806; m. Joseph Treat, of Orono. Sept. 24, 

1835. He b. in P'rankfort, Oct. 24, 1809; died in Orono; no 

2. Alexander, b. June 5, 1808; d. Oct. 22, 1809. 

3. Lucy, m. Josiah S. Bennocli, of Orouo. Sept. 16. 1833; she d. 

May 23, 1879; he b. April 10, 1806; d. Jan 24, 1878. Tbey 
had children. 

4. Ebenezer, b. Old Town, May 21. 1812, of Orono; lumberman; 

Representative 1875-76; Aid-de-Camp to Gov. Washburn, his 
brother-in-law. Married tirst. Martha A. Trafton, of Ban- 
gor, July 21, 1839, dau. of Gen. Mark Trafton; she d. at 
Aiken, ;S. C, Jan. 5, 1805. He m. second Miss Polly S . 

124 Andrew M'ebsler and Famih/, of Barirjor and Orono. 

^ Ci-oweil, April 12. Ib52, oJ: Orono. He d. Aug. 24, 1SS3. 

Children:— J. Fred. b. Aug. 3, 1S53; Annie M., Maud W., 

Eben C, Alden P. 
5. Piuil Dudley, b. St-pt. 3.1814; lumberman of Orono. He m. 

Lueinda M. Crowell. of Orono, Sept. 22, 1S42 ; their daughter 

Mary, lirst m. Dr. Palmer, and second. "Weston 1^. Miliiken, 

Esquire, Merchant of Portland; had other children. 
. 6. Aim B.. b. July "17. 181(3; ra. \Ym. H. Allen. Orono. Sept. 24, 

1835; she d. June 2, 1885; he d. Jan. 29, 1S63; several 


7. Susan H.. b. Jan. 1. 1S19; m. William A^eri]l. of Orono. Oct. 

24.1812. Their daughter 3Iaria C , b. xVug. 29. 1843; ni. 
Frank Oilman, of Bangor. Otlier children. 

8. Catherine B., b. :March 7. 1S21 ; m. Xatlian Weston, Jr., of 

Orono. Sept. 9, 1838; heb. in Augusta, Feb. 28. 1813; gradu- 
ated Bowdoin College 1833 ; settled in Orono, 1837. He was 
Pieprescntative, 1849, 1850; removed to Bangor. 1850, aiid to 
Massachusetts, 1858. Slie d. West Newton, Mass.. Dec. 15, 
1874. They had nine children. 

9. Mary Maud, b. July 24, 1824; m. Israel Washburn, Jr., of 

Orono. Oct. 24. 1841. ^Ir. Washburn was Pteprescntative to 
Legislature; Eepresentative to Congress. 1851 to 1861.. 
Governor, 18Gl-lb63; renioved to Portland; Collector of 
that Port. Mrs. Washburn d. at ^linneapolis, Jan. 6. or 
June 30, 1873. He m. second. Miss Roblna X. Brown, 187G; 
He d. in Philadelphia, May 12, 1883. He had children by 
first wife. 
vl. AndIvEW, b. — Physician; lived in Liverpool, X. S. 

vii. JA3IES, b. lived in Liverpool, X. S, 

viii. Elijah, b. in Bangor. 1790; he lived in Orono: Lundjerman. Select- 
nian, 1827; County Comnnssioner, 183S-n. He d. June 28, 1863; he 
m. Lueinda Tyler, of Brewer, 1818; she was the daugliter of 
Ebenezer Tyler.. Jr., and his wife Lavinia Brewer, of Col. John. 
Tyler was son of Col. Ebenezer T^der, of Attleboro. 3Iass.. and came 
to Hampden, and was drowned crossing the Peiiob-cot River. May 
13. 1800, and uas buried in Brewer Cemeteiy. Widow Tyler m. 
Bradshaw Hall, of Cas'Jne. for her secoiid husband. (ISIS.) after 
his death she resided many years with her daughter in Orono. Mrs. 
Webster was b. in Brewer, June 4. 1800; and d. in Orono, July 20, 
1871 ; children : 

1. James, of Orono; Representative. Lumber manufacturer; d. 

April 11,1888, aged 02 years. 7 mos. and 20 days; he in. 
Amui B. F>aker, of Augusta, Dec. 30,1850; she now living 
in Orono; several children. 

2. Laviua T. H., m. Rev. A. T. Loring, of Bangor, Feb. 1, 1842; 

removed to Omaha. Xeb. 

3. Ellen 31., m. Benjamin Silsby, of Bangor; pub. July 22, 

1842. She m. second Rev. Hoi-atio llslev. of South Free- 
port. 3!e. He died 1880; She died 1800. 

4. Richard P., (V) m. Marv S. Tbaxter, of Bangor; pub. Aug* 

25, 1838. 

5. John B. (?) 

6. Bradshaw H. (?) 

ix. Maktiia. b. m. Capt. Francis Wyman. of Orono: he went there 

1791-2, from Phipsburg, Me.; he d. Feb., 1857; several children. 

Solomon ComstocJc and Faniih/, of Edinhnrrj and xirgyle. 125 


Solomon Comstock was the son of Israel Conistock, of Smith- 
field, R. L, born Oct. 30, 1775. (Israel Comstock was son of 
Daniel Jr., and Martha Comstock, of Smitlitleld, l)orn Nov. G, 
1743.) Solomon went to Thonuiston about 1800, where he mar- 
ried, March 15, 1806, Rebecca, daughter of Moses Robinson, of 
St. George. She was born, Oct. 30, 1785. He removed to 
what is now Comstoek's Point in the town of Edinburg, 1811-12, 
and was one of the pioneer settlers on Penobscot River above 
Old Town. He removed to Argyle, in 1817. His descendants 
are numerous. In 1888, he had seven children, 3G grand-children, 
Q^ great-grand-children, and two of a still later generation, living. 
Mr. Comstock and Ijis sons, were (and are) menof large stature, 
typical Penobscot luml)ermen. He died, April 15, 1852 ; his wife, 
died April 7, 1848. Children were: 

i. Moses Robixsox, b. in Thomaston, Au^. 12. (14) 1S07; settled in 
Greenbush. died there Dec. 13. 1817; he mar. Judith Emerson, 1S34 ; 
she died Feb. 10, ISSo ; thej" had children. 
ii. Daxiel, b. do. Jidy 23.1800; mar. in Thomaston. July 2S. 1851, 
He renioved to Diamond Bluif, Wisconsin, and died tliere Jar*. 3, 
iii. James Madisox. b. in Edinbur^:. Jidy 4.1812; settled in Ar<^yle; 
removed to Goidd's Kid^e, ra>sadiniikea<)", in 1844; h<^ mar. in 
Enliehl. Au;;. 11. 1841. Louisa il. Gibnan ; he was a ma-i of InteiTrity. 
Representative to tlie Le<;ishitni'e. aiul iield other otlicial po-irions. 
He died June 3, 1S85 ; Mrs. Comstociv resides on tlie old })omestead. 
Their son : 

1. J^oldmoR G. Comstock was b. in Ar£:yle, May 9. 1842; lie at- 
tended lieadfiehl Seminary ; read hiw with iJon. Samiud F. 
Humpiirey. of BcUigor. and at Ann Arbor University Mi.c}ii- 
^an ; settled in Morehead. 31inn(!Sota. 1871. lie is a huvyer 
by profession, dealer in real estate, and has had much to do 
witij the Xortnern Pacitic Kail Koad. From 1872 to 1885, 
as Senator or Re[)resentative. In XovembtM- last he was 
elected a Representative to Cono^ress from the Fifth Minne- 
sota District, by a very large majoiity. 
iv. Olive, b. in Edinburg, April 14, 1814; stie mar. Eastman Lowell, of 
Ariryle. Mav 13. 1835; he d. Mav 28.1830; she mar, second. C.-tnt. 
Moses Weld, of Greenbush, Olarnon. Me.. May! 14. 1840. Capt, Weld 
was born in Corjiish, X. II,, Jan. 18, 1813; came to Bangor 1841 and 
thence to Greenbush in 1842. He is one of the best known citizens 
on Penobscot River. They have several children. 
V. Bexjamix R., b. in Edinburg, April 13. 1810: settled in Argyle; mar. 
first. Sarah Bussell. June 22, 1843 ; removed to Wisconsin, tlien mar. 
second, Mrs. Lucy (Eldrid<^e) Preble, widow oi: James Preble, for- 
merly of Greenbush. 


Heads of FamiJie.-< on Peuohscot Biver, 1771). 

vi. SOLOMOX. b. Arijyle, Au:?. IS, 1S13, of Argyle; mar. Bethiah Marsh 

of Argyle. June 22, 1843. 
vii. Rebecca, b. do. Dec. 20.1821; mar. Edward Emerson, of Aro-yle, 

Oct. 29, 1840. 
viii. Makia. b. do. April 12.1823; mar. Dudley D. Da«forth,of Argyle, 

Apr. 22, 1811; removed to Wisconsin. 
ix. Susan, b. do. May 18. lS2o ; mar. Samuel Dudley July 13, 1845; he d. 

about 1882. in the West. 
X. Gillian, b. do. Sept. 14.1828; lives in Argyle; mar. Mary, dau. of 

\VarreD Burr, of Arg-yle. July 10. 1853. 
vi. AxDKEW Jackson, b. do. Sept. 30, 1831; lived in Ar<^yle, PassHdum- 

keag; removed to Hancock, Minnesota, where he died July 22, 1881. 

He mar. Lillis, dau. of EliphaJet Pettingill, of Brjrant Ridge, near 

Burli'igtou, July 2, 1835. After marriage her husband called her 



Below is given the 
Penobscot River ahov 
ince Tax on each as as; 
actual settlers here at 
as could be in the tow 

James Ginn, 
Jona Pendleton, 
Eliphalet Nickerson, 
Ephralm Downs, 
Robert McCurdy, 
Charles Blagden, 
James Shirley, 
Simeon Smith, 

Jacob Bussell, 
Simon Crosby. 
Stephen Bussell, 
Widovy- Eiis Smart, 
Robert Mann. 
Andrew Webster. 
Robert Treat, 
Timothy Blake, 
Nathaniel May hew, 
Gustavus Swan, 
Jedediah Preble, Esq., 
John Thorns, 

John Brewer, 
James Budge, 
Emerson Orcutt, 
Geo. Gardticr. 
Solomon Uathorn, 
John Holyoke. 
Kenneth McKeuzie, 

names of heads of families on both sides of 
e Bald Hill Cove, \vith the amount of Prov- 
^essed June 1, 1776. This tax list shows the 
that time. They have been located as near 
ns, as they now exist : 









Phlneas Rice, 



Peter Sangster. 




Jonathan Feirce, 



Joseph Arey, 



James McCurdy, 



John Saliey, 



Abraham Preble, 



Simeon Gorton, 









Jacob Dennett, 



Silas Hathorn, 



Widow Rose. 




Robert Campbell, 




Tiiomas Howard, 




John Smart, 



Samuel Eow% 



Cable Goodwin,, 


10 10 

James Dunning, 



Archibakl McPhetres 




Joseph Page, 












Josiah Brewer. 



Simeon Johnson, 



Henry Kenney, 



Samuel Keujiey, 




John Man sell, 



John Mans^dl, Jr., 



Joseph Mansell, 


























































Pres. JEkctors, District of Maine irJien part of Massachusetts. 127 

Benjamin Wheeler, 
Elihu Ilewes, 
John Emer}', 
Abner Crosby, 
Sanmel Kilnian. 

Steplien Eowell, 
AJichael McMahoii, 

Joshua Avers. 
Jeremiah Coiburn, 

James Xeal, 
Samuel NMIsori, 
Phineas Jones. 
John Carraway. (?) 
Eeubeii Goodwin, 


jT s. d. i 

1 7 9 Joseph Walker, 

1 10 10 I Andrew Grant, 

1 1 "^ i Jinnies Philbrook, 

G 2 ■ Andrew Fatter.- on, 

9 3 j Benjamin Higgins, 


£ s. 
1 1 


£ s. 
1 7 
1 1 

7 j Batriek Mahoney, 
G j James Nicholas, 


d. I 

9 Joseph Page, (V) 

7 I ■ 


1 ! 

2 ! 

Ebenezer ITaynes. 
Samuel Kiddej', 
Samuel Elvin. 
Samuel Bunnels, 
Ebenezer Higgins, 





s. d. 

12 4 

7 9 

IS 6 

10 10 

9 3 


s. d. 
12 4 
IG 2 















15 5 


David Sewall, of York. He voted tor Washington. 

Peleg Wadsworth, of Portland ; Daniel Cony, of Augusta ; and 
Nathaniel Wells, of Wells. They voted for Washington. 

Thomas Rice, of Wiscasset ; Stephen Longfellow, of Gorham ; 
and Nathaniel Wells, of Wells. They voted for John Adanas. 
Hon. Alexander Campbell,* of Steuben, was elected Messenger. 

Samuel S. Wilde, of Warren ; Lemuel Weeks, of Falmouth ; 
and Andrew P. Furnald, of Kittery. They voted for Adams. 

« His great grandson, Samuel N. Campbell, of Cherryfield, was Messenger and also 
Elector in 18Sb-9. 

128 Ce 1 't if ft t fe of J/arr ifcjc , 177(5. 

John Woodman, of Bnxton ; Charles Turner, of Turner; 
Thomas Fillel>rown, of Hallowell ; John Farley, of Newcastle. 
They voted for Jetlerson. 

Andrew P. Furnald, of Kittery ; Samuel Freeman, of Portland; 
Samuel S. Vrilde, of Hallowell ; and eleremiah Bailey, of Yv'iscas- 
set. They voted for Charles C. Pinckncy. 

Samuel Paris, of Hebron ; Lathrop Lewis, of Gorham ; Abiel 
Wood, of Wiscassct ; Lemuel Paine, of Winslow ; James McLel- 
lan, of Bath ; and William Crosby, of Belfast. They voted for 
De Witt Clinton. Gen. John Cooper, of Machias, was elected 


Prentiss Mellcn, of Portland, at Large ; John Low, of Lyman ; 
Ste})hen Longfellow, Jr., of Portland; William Abbott, of 
Castine ; Timothy Boutelle, of Waterville ; and Luther Gary, of 
Turner. They voted for Rufus King.* 


From Record of return of marrias^es to the Court of Sessions, 
Lincoln County, under date of July 9th, 1766. 

^'This may certify that John Gatchell and Sarah Cloutman, both 
inhabiting on Kennebec River, a little below Ft. Halifax, and out of 
the bounds of any town, but within the County of Lincoln, were first 
published as the law directs, at said fort and there married; said Clout- 
man being in debt was desirous of being married with no more clothes 
on her than her shift, which was granted, and they married each other 
on the 21 day of November, A. D. 1766. 

Wm. LITHGOW, yiisike of Peacer 
(RuEL Smith, Esquire of Baugo r.) 

* I am indebted to an account of the Electoral Colle.^e. of Mas.^achusctts, print-d in 
the Boston Journal, and prepared by C. I>. Tilliii-liast, State Libniriau of Massa- 
chusetts. Some of the ways of the Fathers were fully up to those of the present time, 
for the purpose of electing tiiose whom they preferred".— Editor. 

Cavendish, Candish, cr Candagc Family. 129 




The first mention of this name in America which I have been able to 
trace, is found in Wvman's Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 
Mass., Vol. I, page 175. — ''John Candage, shipwright, m. (l)Mary— 
who d. of smallpox, 1G77-S; (2) I\Liry Swain. [In Court files are 
papers concerning Mary Swain, alias Candish ; wife of John] the old- 
est child was three years old when her husband left town ; second, tvro 
years old ; third, one- fourth year old ; 1G77. Often Candish. — Issue. I, 
*Sarah, b. b'ept. 3, 1662; bapt. and owned the cov't, Oct. 16, 1681. 
11, Isaac, b. a. 1664: bapt. July 12, 1668. Ill, William, Jan. 18, 
lQ(^b-Q. IV, dangiiter, d. of small-pox, Sept. 21, 1677." 

"■Estate. — House on Shipi)ie Lane, where the measure was 25 feet 
from S. Shippie's over to Caudage's ; 167U. John Candage, of Boston, 
to son-in-law, S. Mold, for a maintenance ; house. S., street along head 
of dock, 43 ; W., street to Training field, 140; E. N, E., R. Foster, 
151 ; N., to a point. 17U0. 

From Records of Salem, taken from the Records of the Episcopal 
Church, in Salem. jMass. — ''William Cardidge (Candidge) m. Mary 
Bacon, Novemlser, 16S'J. Their son William, b. 17. 9, 1690." 

JNIary Candage, m. Samuel Earle in Boston. Dec. 13, 1698. 

Boston Records. — "Feb. 16, 1698-9, Jonathan Blake to Elizabeth 
Candage, by Rev. Cotton Mather." 

"Oct. 23, 1740, Joseph Candacre to Abigail Mallard, by Rev. Wm. 

Boston Probate Court Records. — "1756, Joseph Candish, of Boston, 
goldsmith, appointed guardian of his two minor children, Abigail, aged 
above fourteen years ; and Elizabeth, aged under fourteen years. Bond 
£10 each. Isaac Fierce, distiller surety." 

Essex County Massachusetts Probate Records — "1691, the estate of 
George Oakes. of Lynn, owed Thomas Candiye four shillings." 

"1713, Thomas Candage, Senior, of Marblehead, fisherman is 
deceased and his will 1?^ proved, naming wife, Sarah ; sons, Thomas and 
James ; had dwelling house and land appraised at £90." 

"Aug. 10, 1720, Sarah Candish, of Marblehead, deed to son, Thomas 
Candish, of ]\Iarblehead, all my estate given to my grandfather, William 
Jones by his loving kinsman, William Jones, of Woodalsunt, County 
of Kent, Great Britain." 

"June 27, 1726, Jo.-^eph Collins, of Marblehead, cordwainer, wife 
Patience, for £280, deed to Thomas CaLdish, shoreman; house and 
garden there hounded, N.E., by said Candish ; N.W., the street ; S.E., 
Mary Stacy: S.W., estate m improvement of Sarah Baker, 100 by 29, 
with privilege of well adjoining." 

"B. 93, L 155. Thomas Cavendish, of ^larblehead, shoreman, for 
£500, old tenor, deed to Lewis Russell, of -\larblehi,'ad, fisherman ; 
house and garden there ; 28 feet on the street ; N., land of said Caven- 

130 CavendiaJi. Candish, or Candage Family. 

dish. AVituess, Girdler C'avendish, and others." 

"B. 100, L200. Thomas Cavendish, of Marblehead ; for £18, deed 
to William Craft, of Marblehead, school master ; dwelling house and 
land there ; hy estate of John Proctor." 

B. 105, L 27, Oct. 11, 1757. Thomas Cavendish, of ^Marblehead, 
fisherman; for £43.1,; deeds to Andrew Tucker, of jiarblehead. 
mariner ; house and land there ; N.W,, the way betvreen RussoU's house 

and another house of the Cavendish's ; and Andrew Tucker and wife 

Mary, deeds the same to Jacob Hickey." 

**B. 95, L 2.31. Commoner of Marblehead, granted to Thomas 
Cavendish, land at Cavendish's fish flakes, near an acre, now occupied 
by him. Witness, Girdler Cavendish, and Joseph Howard. 17-19, said 
Thomas deeded the same to Jacob Fowler and John Bartol." 

^'In Glovers Marblehead (Revolutionary) Regiment were Francis 
Cavendish, private in Company 7, Capt. William Curtis, and Joseph 
Candish private in Compauy 1(>, Capt. Thomas Grant." 

From St. Michael's Episcopal Church Records, of Marblehead, the 
foUowino; has been copied : — John and Ann Cavendish, bapt. Jan. '2'6^ 
172S; Mary, Sept. 13, 1730; William, Nov. 26, 1732; children of 
Thomas and Ann Cavendish; — Sarah, bapt. Mar. 27, 1743; Anna, 
May 11, 1846 ; George, May 17, 1747 ; Girdler, Mar. 13, 1748 ; Thomas, 
July 28, 1757; Ann, May 4. 1750; Elias Cross, Dec. 2, 1751 ; children 
of Girdler and Amy Cavendish : — Girdler Cavendish, m. Amy Cross at 
Salem, Nov, 12, 1742. Joshua Medicine, bapt. Aug. 20, 1749 ; 
Francis, April 24, 1757; Children of Francis and Mary Cavendish : — 
Sarah Cavendish, m. Richard Girdler, Dec. 18, 1733; Catherine Caven- 
dish, m. John Cornish, July 29, 1745 ; Anna Cavendish, m. James 
Crowl, Mar. 23, 1746; Sarah Cavendish, m. John Williamson, Feb. 
16, 1766." 


**James Cavendish, Mav 21. 1728; William (of Thomas and Arn) 
Sept. 20, 1732; Ann, Sept. 2, 1734; William, Jan, 20, 1741; George 
Candish, (of Girdler) Aug. 9, 1747." 


Records of First Cong'l Church, Marblehead. — "Susannah Candish, 
became a member in 1728." 


"James Candish to Mary Brown, Jan. 12, 1711, by Rev. Samuel 
Sawyer; James Candish to Susanna Davis, Nov. 5, 1718, by Rev. 
John Barnard ; Thomas Cavendish to Mary Goodwin, Sept. 29, 1740, 
by Rev. John Barnard; Girdler Cavendish to Amy Cross, Nov. 21, 
1742, at Salem, b\ Rev. x\ifre<l Metcalf ; Francis Cavendish to Mary 
Madison, Jan. 30, 1746, by Rev. Simon Bradsti'eet; Thomas Cavendish 
to Rebecca Barnet, Feb. 12. 1767. by Rev. William Whitwell ; Joseph 
Candish to Susannah Hooper. Sept. I, 1770, bv Rev. William Whitwell ; 
Joseph Candish to 3Iary Preble, Feb. 15. 1807'. by Rev. Alfred Metcalf. 

Lynn. Massachusetts Records. — "Died at Lynn, Apiil. 14, 1868, 
Joha Candage, 98 years ; born in Marblehead." No other particulars. 

Cavendish, Candiah, or Candage Famili/. 13i 


''Sept. 3, 1811. SusaDiia Candage, widow of Joseph; b. at Marble- 
i\lay 11, 1817. A son of Joseph and Mary Cavendish, aged 4 years, 

6 mos. 
Oct. 2, 1827. Mary Cavendish, b., d. and buried in Marblehead. 
1839- Joseph Cavendish, deaf and dumb, ased GO years. 
1814. A child of Mary Cavendish. 
Dec. 1845. Joseph Cavendish, aged 34 years; sou of Joseph and 

Mary Cavendish, single." 

James^ Caxdage settled in Blue Hill, upon the Neck, in 1766 ; 

he was of the Massachusetts family of that name, and went thither 

it is said from Beverly. At the time he settled at Blue Hill, he 

had a family consisting of his wife Elizabeth, three sons, James, 

Joseph and John, tw^o daughters, Betty and Lydia, and one 

daughter, Lucy was born after removal to Blue Hill. Kev. 

Jonathan Fisher, the first settled ministei of the town says in his 

Record, of him, "his name was originally spelled Cavendish, but 

custom has changed it to Candoge ; he was one of the first settlers." 

The maiden name of his wife Elizabeth, is not known to me ; she 

lived to an advanced age and died in 1809. It is not known in 

what year James Candage and his wife were born or married ; he 

died in 1788. The family descent so far as I am able to give it is 

as follows : 

i. James Candage, d. 17S8; Elizabeth Candage, his wife, d. 1809; 
children : 

1. James.'' b. Mav 9, 1753; m. Hannah Roiindy, Apr. 13, 1775; d. 

Jan. 12. 1819. 

2. Joseph,- b. Nov.. 1754; m. Abigail Carter, Jan. 7. 1777; d. 1840. 

3. Betty,- b. Feb., 1758; m. James Dav. Dec. 2, 1776. 

4. John.2 b. Mav 10. 1759; m. Charity Koundy, July 3, 1793; d. 

July- 1823.' 

5. Lydia.- b. Aug.. 17G3 ; m. Henry Carter. Nov. 25, 1783. 

6. Lucy,'^ b. Aug. 19. 1767; m. Thomas Carter. 

ii. Ja.^ies Candage. b. May 9. 1753; m. April 13, 1775; d. Jan. 12, 1819; 
(wife) Hannah Koundy, b. Aug. -t, 1753; m. Apr. 13, 1775; d. Mar. 
12,1851. Children: 

1. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1775; m. Samuel ^lorse Jan. 19, 1797. 

2. Samuel Koundv. b. Jan. 15. 1781 ; mar. Phebe Parker (Walker) 

Feb. 29. Ibid; d. Dec. 23. 1852. 

3. Gideon, b. Aug. 18. 1783; d, Oct. 23, 1782. 

4. Sarah, b. Jan. 4, 1786; d. 1842. 

5. James, b. Apr. 30. 1788; d. Aug. 1, 179S. 

6. Azor. b. Apr. 7,1791; mar. Chloe Parker, Oct. 24, 1815; d. 

Nov. 12. 1854. 

7. .John. b. Dec. 21. 1773; d. Deo. 20. 1798. 

ii. JO!^KPH. b. Nov.. 1754; m. Jan. 6. 1777: d. Jan.. 1834. caused by a fa^l 
on ice; (wife) Abigail Carter, b. May 14, 1754; m. Jan. 7, 1777; d. 
Jan. 22, 1834. Children : 

I. Hannah, b. Sei^t. 17, 1778; m. Mr. Viles. of Orland. 

132 Cavendish, Candish, or Candage Famih/. 

. 2. Pollv. b. Au^^ J9. 1779; (1. Dec. 21. 17S1. 

3. Wiiriuin. b. Mar. 2S. 1782; d. Nov. '^(K 1816. 

4. Polly, b. Mar. 1. 1784: d. ^Lir. 24. 1857. 

5. Joseph, b. Oct. 16. 1787. 

6. Abio-ail, b. May 17, 1790. 

7. Susrinnalj. b. Mav 15, 1792. 

8. Oliver, b. Oct. 13. 1794; d- Aug. 4, 1793. 

9. Sands, b. Apr. 5. 1796; d. July 17. 1764. 

ii. John son of Janu-s. b. May 10. 1759 ; m. July 3. 1793 ; d. July 20. 1823 : 
(wife) Charitv IJoundv (Goodwin,) widow. b.2s'ov. 23, 1755; d. Dec. 
15.1849. Children: 

1. Phebe. b. AuiC- 25, 1794; never married: d. Dec. 18. 1S59. 

2. Ruth, b. Jan."l3, 1797; never married; d. Apr. 14. 1876. 

iii. Samuel Roundy,* son of Jame.s; b. Jan. 15, 1781 ; m. Feb. 29. 1816; 
d. Dec. 23.1852; (wife) Phebe Ware Parker (Walker,) widow, b. 
Nov. 29. 1787; d. Oct. 3. 1850. Children: 

1. Simeon Parker, b. Nov. 21. 1816: d. Dec. 31. 1843. 

2. John Walker, b. March 15. 1818: d. A]»r. 20, 1822. 

3. James Roundv. b. Apr. 8. 1819; m. Marv Perkins Parker ; d. 

Dec. 14, 1856. 

4. Samuel Barker Brooks, b. Jan. 25, 1821 ; d. S"pt. 1, 1826. 

5. Robert Paiker. b. Oct. 26, 1822-; m. Sarah Elizabeth Parker: 

d. Jan. 30, 1878. 

6. Dorothy Parker, b. Feb. 10, 1825; d. Auo;. 23, 1826. 

7. Rufus Geori;e Frederick, b. July 2S. 1826; m. first, Elizabeth 

Augusta Coney, second. Ella Maria White. 

8. Samuel Franklin^ b. Jan. 21, 1828; d. May 7, 1863. 

9. John Brooks, b. June 24. 1829; m. in Australia, no issue; d. 

Julv 23. 1870. 

10. Marv Perkins, b. Aug. 12. 1831; d. Sept. 4, 1831. 

11. Uamiah R. undv. b. Aug. 12, 1831; d. Sept. 4, 1831. 

12. Charles Edward, b. Apr. 30, 1833 ; d. Apr. 14, 1862. 

iii. Gideon, son of James, b. Aug. IS, 1783; m. July 10. 1821; d. Apr. 4. 
1S62; (wife) Sarah Stinson, b. Apr. 16, 1783; d. Dec. 15,1859. 
Children : 

1. Lemuel, b. May 27, 1823; never married; d. Mar. 12, 1859. 

2. Eunice Stinson, b. Jan. 15, 1829; never married; d. Aug. 11, 


3. George Washington, b. Dec. 9.1830; d. Feb. 16.1869; mar. 

and left two children; his wife is dead. 
iii. AzOR, son of James, b. Apr. 8. 1791: m. Chloe Parker Oct. 24, 1815: 
d. Nov. 12, 1854 ; wife Chloe Parker, b. Oct. 12, 1795 ; d. May 20, 1870. 
Children : 

1. Harriet Newell, b. Apr. 24,1816; m. Phineas Dodge ; she is 

still living. 

2. Joshua Parker, b. July 8, 1809; m. Melinda B. Stover; d. Nov. 
' 15. 1870. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 27, 1822; d. Aug. 6. 1833. 

4. John, b. Jan. 25, 1825; d. Sept. 20, 1826. 

5. Hannali Roundy, b. Sept. 8. 1827: not married. 

6. Mary Isabella, b. Nov. 18, 1831; m. and resides in Rhode 


7. Julia Eveline, b. Apr. 6, 1833: m. and died some years ago. 

8. Elizabeth Walker, b. Nov.. 1835; mar. Marshall Harding; is 

now a widow with three children ; resides in Blue Hill. 

* Of this above family all are dpnd hut liufus George Frederick. Simeon Ptrker, 
lost at sea;' James iioundy. died at Fortune Island, liahanias; Koix-rt Parker, died at 
Blue Hill; Samuel Franklin and Charles Edward died in the 8undwich Islands, and 
John l>rooks in Australia. 

Cavendish, Candhh, or Candage Family. 183 

The de?>cendaiits of Joseph, and Sands Candage, sons of Joseph 
and gi-and-sons of James are numerous in Blue Hill, Sedgwick 
and Eockland ; but I have not sufficient data from which to give a 
correct list, therefore do not attempt it at this time. 

iv. James I^oundy, son of Samnel, b. Apr. S, 1819: m. June 23. 1843; d. 
Dec. 14. 1S5G; (wife) Mary I'erkins l^arker: d. Oct.. 1859. Cliildren : 

1. Wildes Parker, b. July 6, 1844; m. and resides in San Fran- 


2. Georo-ianna Augusta, b. Aug. 16. 1846; m. L. D. Perkins: 

resides in Xobleboro. Me. 

3. Sarah Norton, b. Sept. 15,1848; m. a Mr. Smith; resides in 

A. Joanna Staidey, b. March 31, 1851; d. in childhood. 
5. Annie Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2,1857; m. George VV. Mason; re- 
sides in Lowell, Mass. 
iv. Robert Parkek. son of Samuel, b. Oct. 26. 1822; ni. Feb. 13, 1850; 
d. Jan. 30. 1878; (wife) Sarah Elizabeth Parker, b. July 20. 1829. 
Children : 

1. Burt Henderson, b. Nov. 25, 1850; m. Nov. 2. 1872, to Emma 

Madura Conarv, 

2. Mabel Alion. b. Oct. 24, 1852; m. \Vm. Pieston Wood; resides 

in Orange Park. Fla. 

3. Joanna Stanley, b. Jul}^ 24, 1855; m. Dec. 25, 1872. to x\lbert 

R. Conary. " 

4. Caroline Walker, b. Jan. 20, 1859; m. to Brooks A. Gray. 

5. Mary Augusta Corey, b. Apr. 20. 1801. 

6. Phebe Ware. b. Jan. 3, 1SG7. 

iv. KuFUS George Frederick, son of Samuel R., b. July 28, 1826; 

resides in Brookline. ^[ass. : m. 1st, Elizabeth Augusta Corev. of 

- Brookline. Mass.. May 1, 1853; b. Jan. 17.1829; d^Nov. 18,1871. 

without issue; m. 2d. Ella Maria White, of Revere. Mass., b. Mar. 6. 

1852; m. May 22. 1873. Children: 

1. George P'rederick. b. Mav 25. 1874. 

2. Elhi Augusta, b. Nov. 1.' 1875. 

3. Phebe Teresa, b. Oct. 12. 1877. 

4. Robert Brooks, b. Dec. 23. 1878. 

5. Sarah Hall. b. Jan. 25. 1880; d. Jan. 9. ISSl. 

6. Sarah Caroline, b. Feb. 2, 1882. 

John Brooks Candage, ninth child of Samuel Roundy Candage 
married in Australia, he and his wife died without issue. 

Joshua Parker Candage, second child of Azor and Chloe Parker 
Candaire married Belinda B. Stover, they had three sons and 
several daughters. One son died while in the army duiing the 
War of the Great Rebellion, one other was killed at the Copper 
Mines in Blue Hill, and the one now living resides in Cambridge, 

iii. Joseph^ Candage, (Joseph- James') b. in Blue Hill. Oct 16. 1787; a 
farmer; lived some years in Brooksville; returned to Blue Eliil 
Neck, where lie died. He m. Sept. 10. 1808. Saiah Friend. (h\\\. of 
Benjamin and Martha (Dodii'e) Priend ; slie d. They had child! en: 

iv. 1. Hannah^ Wright, b. Jan. 14. 1810. 

2. Oliver,-' b. Nov. 28. 1811 ; d. Sept. 15, 1814. 

134 CavendhJi, CancUsh, or Candage Family. 

8. Joel,-* b. June 15. 1S14. 

4. :Melinda.-' b. Apr. IS. ISIG; m. Sejit. 1, 1837, Robert Carter, of 

Blue Hill; he d. Mar. 29. 1S(J7; she d. Oct. 30, 1SS5 : I^ft 
issue: 1. Vienna^ A., b. Dee. 24, 1S40; m. Nov. 3. 1S73. 
John Morse. 2. x\ugustJi^ 31.. b. Mayo, lS4S;m. Dec. '27k 
1874, 'rhoDia? Candage. 3. Kose'^ L., b. Jan. 29, 1855; m, 
Nov. 30, 1875, Nelson Ilerrick. 

5. Leonard.^ b. Mar. IG. 1818; d. Nov. 26, ISSl. 

6. Oliver Loud.* b, Apr. 8, 1820. 

7. Almira,-" b. Mav 3, 1S22: m. Apr. IG, 1846, James P. Freethv. 

8. Joseph,-' b. Jan. 30. 1S24. 

9. Michael^ C. b. Nov. 19, 1825. 

10. Sarah* F.. b. Mar. 28. 182S. 

11. Saniuel.* J., b. 1833. 

iii. Sands Candage. (Joseph- James.') b. Apr. 5, 1797. on Blue Hill 
Neck, where he ahva3-s resitied. upon his father's homestead; his 
occupation, farmer; m. Abisrail Norris, 8ept. 10, ISIS ; b. 1801 ; d. 
Dec. 25. 1877 ; he d. Julv 17.1SG4. They had children : 

1. William* I,oud. b.'Nov. 10. 1822. 

2. Roderick* H., b. May 14. 1824. 

3. Clarissa* A., b. May. 1S2G; m. Auo;., 1853, Daniel G. Lamb. 

4. Susan,* b. May 1. 1828; m. Otis Carter, Sept. 30. 1845. 

5. Frank* L.. b. Apr. 13, 1833. 

6. Samuel* Still man, b. A as:. 5, 1S34. 

7. Sewell* W., b. May 21, 1840. 

iv. IIeman* Wfjght Candage, (Joseph.^ Joseph.^ James.') b. in Blue 
Hill. Jan. 14, 1810; m. Apiil, 1832, Susan Brown Ladeil ; he removed 
from Blue Hill to Rockland in 1847: died. They had children: 

1. Hiram^ .^., b. about 1834; d. :\iarch 12, 1856; lost at sea. 

2. Horace' E., b. about 1833 ; isamariiier; resides in Rockiand. 

3. Avery^ L.. b. about 1840; killed at Fredericksburg, Va., 

Dec. 13, 1SG2; corporal of 40th Me. Reg. Vol. 

4. Oliver^ \V., b. about 1842; lost at sea Oct. 28, 1S64. 

5. Cynthia^ A., b, about 1844. 

6. Almira,^ b. about 1845; m. Reuben S. Ames, of Rockland. 

7. Byron' \V., b. about 1847; was in the United States Navy dur- 

ing the war of the rebellion. 

8. Abby^ Amelia, b. about 1849. 

9. Charles^ A., b. about 1852. (See History of Rockland. Me.) 
iv. Joel* Candage, (Josepli.^ Joseph,- James,') b. June 15, 1814; a 

farmer; always resided at Blue Hill; m. Nov. 29, 1838 Charlotte, 
Crocker. They had children : 

1. Amanda.^ b. Aug. 17. 1839; d. Sept. 7. 1839. 

2. George^ Grover, b. Aug. 11. 1840. 

3. Rufiis-^ Leroy, b. May 3. 1842. 

4. James^ Ahira. b. Jan. 15, 1845. 

5. Mary^ Ellen, b. March 6, 1847. 

6. Charles^ Alonzo, b. Nov. 3. 1348. 

7. Ebenezer^ Hooper, b. Dec. 28. 1850; d. July 28, 1851. 

8. Thomas Albion, b. Sept. 14. 1852. 

9. Frederick A. 

iv. Leonard* Candage. (Jospph^ Joseph- James') b. Mar. 16. 1818; a 

mariner and farmer; m. liacliei ; d. Nov. 26,1881. They had 

children : 

1. Sarah^ Melita. b. June 27, 1842; d. Mar. 4, 1860. 

2. Sophronia^ Allema. b. April 12, 1844; m. June 21, 1862, Leon- 

ard Webber. 

3. Vilonica^ D-lila. b. Aug. 22. 1815; d. Sept. 16, 1846. 

4. Leonard^ Alden. b. Aug. 12. 1817. 

5. Urial^ Lawrence, b. June 14. 1851. 

6. Uzial^ Florence, b. June 14, 1851. 

7. Alice^ Mav. b. Dec. 24. 1864; d. Feb. 8, 1865. 

Cavetidish, CanJiah, or Candat/e Family. 135 

iv. Olivkk Loud Candage, (Joseph.^ Joseph. ^ James',) b. in Blue 
Hill. Apr, S. 1S20: m. 1S41. Sarah B. Helper, of Sedo^wick; resides 
." on Blue llill Xeek ; a niariiier and fanner. Thev had children: 

1. Diantht'^ E., b. July 26. 1S42 ; ni. 1st. Dec. 29. ISGO, James II, 

Newell, of Sedgwick, who d. May 4. 1864; m. 2d. Closes 
Carter, of Sedofwick ; issue. 1. Janies^ A. Xewell, b. Xov. 
16, 1S61. 2. llenrv^ A. Carter, b. Oct. 7, 1S67. 3. Bertha<^ 
A. Carter, b. Scf-t. 9. 1869. 4. Xelson« E. Cirter, b. Dec. 
1, 1871. 5. Minerva*^ A. Carter, b. .Mar. 21. 1873, 6. Harrv« 
E. Carter, b. Aug. 30. 1S76. 7, Xettie'^ E. Carter, b. Dec. 
•^■5. 1878. 

2. A?a^ Grrin. b. June 21, 1844. 

3. Josepli^ Xelson, b. Oct. 23, 18-io. 

4. Hannah' Abby, b. Aug. 10.1847; m, 1875, J. Xelson Carter. 

of Surry, 3Ie. ; issue: 1. Arthui-*' Carter, b. Apr. 16. 1S76; 
d. Mareli 16, 18S1. 2. PTarriet^ (^irter, b. Sept. 15. 1877; d. 
Mav 1, 1881. 3. Lillian*^ Carter, b. Apr. 6, 1880; d. Xov'. 8, 
1880. 4. Herman^ Carter, b. Apr. 30, 1882. 

5. Emily^ Anna, b. A US'. 26. 1850; m. June 1. 1867, Joseph M. 

Carter, of Blue Iliil; issue. Mi'. Carter d. 1880. 1. Lester^ 
Carter, b. June 14. 18GS ; d. 1871. 2. Harrv^ Carter, b. May 
1,1872. 3. Minnie Carter, b. Sept. 21. 1873. 

6. A child b. Xov. 2. 1852; d. in infancy. 

7. William'^ Jewett. b. Mar. 21, 1854. 

8. Rosa^ Ada Villa, b. Dec. 24. 1857. 

9. Wiliianr' Elwin. b. Sept. 15. 1860. 

10. Oliver^ Elmer, b. Mar. 13, 1863. 

11. Ida^ M., b. Xov. IS. 1867. 

iv. Joseph' CAxNDage. (Joseph.^ Joseph,^ James,*) b. Jan. 30.1824; m. 
X'ov. 15, 1840. Elvina Marks, b. Jan. 18, 1830. Thev had children: 

1. Ella^ M., b. Mar. 24. 1852; m. 1878, John Partridge. 

2. Eleanor,^ b. Aug. 24, 1859; m. 1873, Uzial (Jandage. 

3. Oti^^ M., b. Aug. 14. 1861. 

4. Willis^ Bert. b.l)ec, 26. 1864. 

5. Lewis M., b. Mar. 12. 1867. 

6. Arthur L, b. Apr. \Vj, 1875. 

iv. Michael^ C. Candage. (Joseph,^ Joseph,* James,') b. Xov. 19, 1825 ; 
m. iMay 2, 1850. Lydia L Carter, b. May 17, 1831; resides in Sedg- 
wick. They had children . 

1. Rose^ C, b. Mar. 18.1851; ra. Oct. 20. 1873. Samuel B. Clav ; 

issue: 1. Albert^ B. Clav, b. Sept. 27,1874. 2. Jennie'"' 
M. Clav, b. Oct. 16, 1878. ' 

2. Mary^ 1, b. July 29. 1853; ra. 1877, Israel C. Young, b. 1853; 

issue; 1. Lydia^^ A. Young, b. May 15, 1883. 2. Dexter 
A. Young, b. X'ov. 13, 18o?6.' 

3. Ilartwell IL, b. Apr. 25, 1858. 

iv. Samuel J. Candage, (Joseph, '^ Joseph.- James,') b. 1833; resides on 
Blue Hill Xeck; is a wharf and bridge builder, and farmer: m. 
Augu-ta Carter, Oct. 15, 1855; she b. Oct. 24. 1836. They have no 
iv. William^ Loud Candage, (Sands. ^ Joseph,^ .lames.') b. Xov. 19, 
1822; a mariner and farmer; resides Blue Elill N'e(?k; m. Xov. 8. 
1847. Sarah F. Candage,^ dau. of Joseph,^ b. Mar. 23. 1826; d. Apr. 
4. 1887, of consumption. Tiiey had children ; 
V. 1, Sarah'' A., b. Mav G. 1851; ra. D. Pearl Staples. Jan. 16. 1869; 

issue. 1. Wu'ltei-^ Staples, b. Oct. 27, 1868. 2. Lilhan^ J. 
Staples, b. Mav 2, 1872. 3. Willie^ L. Staples, b. Jan. 20, 
1879. 4. Mabel'^ A. .-staples, b. Sept. 10. 1882. 

2. Cordelia^ A., b. Jan. 30, 1854; m. Jan. 31. 1872. X'athaniel 


3. William^ Loud, b. Oct. 12. 1862. 

iv. Roderick^ H. Candage. (Sands, ^ Joseph,'^ James,') b. May 14, 1824; 

186 Cavendish, Candish, or Candaf/e Fa mill/. 

nifiriner and farmer; resides on Blue Hill Xeck ; m. Xov. 10. 1S50. 
Mary Dailey. b. Sept. 4. ISol ; dau. of rolly^ (Candage) and Josei>li 
Dailev. Tln-v had children, 

1. KendalP J., b. Sept. l.'], 1S53; d. Jan. 30, 1S77. 

2. Jolur^ A., b. :>Iav ]6. 1855. 

3. Estella^ M. b. Xov. 3. ISGS; m. Jan. 10, ISSG. Henry A, Hen- 

rickson, b. Mar. 2G. ISGl ; issue. 1. Bert" J. Henrickson, b. 
Auo-. 26. 1SS7. 

4. Euhine^ v., b. Sept. 15. 1S70. 

iv. Frank^ Levi Candage, (Sands,^ Joseph,- James.') b. Apr. 13,1833: 
mariner and farmer; resides on Blue Hill X'eck; m. Xaomi Closson, 
b. Apr. 30. 1S3G; issue, 

1. Eugene.^ b. Dec. 10, 185G. 

iv. SA3IUEL* Stillmax Candage. (SanUs.-^ Joseph.^ James, M b. Aw^. 5, 
1834: resides Blue Hill Xeck; mariner and farmer; m. Xov. 21, 1855, 
Lucy Ann Harriman, b. Api-. 15, 1S35. They liad children. 

1.' Rose'^ E., b. Xov. 27,1858; m. Oct. 5. 1878. Alexander Hri.iio:>. 
b. 1851 ; issue. 1. Alexander*"' Briggs, b. Sept. 29. 1>^7'J. 
2. Alberta*^ Brio-gs, b. Xov. 14, 1882. 

2. Irving^ S. b. Jan. 14, 1SG2. 

3. Laura^ E.. b. Mav 14, 1864; m. July 3. 1S87. Wilbur Grav. 

4. Gilbert.-^ b. Jan. ^15. 1871. 

iv, Sewell^ W . Candage, Sands.' Joseph.-' James.') b. }.lay 21. 1840: m. 
Jan. 10. 1867. Viola A. Black; he is a farmer; resides at Blue Hill 
Falls. They had children. 

1. Ada.^ b. Feb. 18. ISGS; m. 1887, Willis Bert Candage. 

2. Frederick^ L., b. Apr. 14. 1870. 

• " Geoege' Geo\er Candage, (Joel.^ Joseph,^ Joseph,'^ James.') b. 
x\ug. 11,1840; m. .May 10, ISGl, Juliette Carter, b. Feb. IG, 1843. 
They had children. 

1. Edward*^ C b. Xov. 4. 1861. 

2. Henry^ H., b. Jan. 1. 18G4. 

3. Alo-nzo^J..b Apr. 2, 1866. 

4. Medburv J., b. June 23, 1872. 

V. KuFUS-' L. Candage, (Joel.* Joseph,- James.') b. May 3. 1843; m. 1st. 
June 16. 1860, Mary Ann Greene, b. ^Nlay, 1847; d. Feb,, 1874; issue. 

1. Alise** G.. b. Sept. 7, 1870; m. Dec, 1886, Dawes Curtis. 

2. Fannie*^ E., b. Aug. 1, 1872. M. 2d wife Dec. 17, 1871. Harriet 

Greene, b. Oct. 30. 1850; issue. 1 child. 

3. Addis*^ J., b. Apr. 5. 1877. 

V. James' Ahika Candage. (Joel,"* Joseph.-^ Joseph.'- James,') b. Jan. 
15. 1845; m. Aug. 16, 1866, Laura E. Herrick, of Sedgwick. They 
had children. 

1. Cora^ E.. b. Xov. 25. 1867 : m. Dec. 1882, Frank Robertsou. 

2. James" F., b. Sept. 3. 1870. 

3. Eunice^ A., b. Aug. 27. 1874. 

4. Eva^ S., b. Jan. 13. 1878. 

5. Arthur^ C. b. Aug. 30. 1880. 

6. John*^ B.. b. Oct. 5, 1882. 

7. Xellie^' F.. b. Feb. 5. 1S85. 

8. Chiid.^' b. Xov. 28. 1887. 

v. Charles^ Alonzo Candage. (Joel.^ Joseph.^ Joseph."^ James.') b. 
Xov. 3. 1848; m. Dec. 30. 1S67. Emily G. Ober. They had children. 

1. Lottie A., b. Dec. 7. 1868; m. Sept.. 1886. Augustine Linnekin. 

2. Hiram Lerov. b. Apr. 6. 1870. 

3. Charles Aver. b. Jan. 3. 1872, 

4. Carrie E .'b. Mar. 4, 1874. 

5. George E.. b. Apr. 5. 1881. 

6. ArtenKis. b. Apr. 25. 1887. 

V. T<EONAiiD' ALDEN C'ANDAGE, (Leouaid.' Joseph,'' Joseph.^ James.'; 
b. Aug. 12, 1847; m. Elizabeth Gray, July 4. 1866 ; he d. Dec. 5. 
1860; issue, one child. 

BayJey FarnlJies in Woohrich, Me.^ 1774. 137 

1. Fannie.*' d. in infancy. 
V. UuiAL Lawkence Caxdage. (Leonard.'' Josepli.^ Joseph," James') 
b. June 14, 1S51 ; m. May 27, 1869, Lucy A. Morrison. They had 

1. Adeline^ Lawnence, b. Oct. 18, 18G8. 

2. Harriet^ E.. b. Mav 6. 1873. 

3. Kose^' M., b. Oct. 14, 1870. 

4. Frances^ J., b. Dee. 18, 1882. 

5. Alice^ L.. b. July 10. 1884. 

V. UziAL^ Florence Candage (Leonard." Joseph,^ Joseph,^ James, ^) 
b. June 14, i851 ; m. 1873, Eleanoi- Candage, b. Aug. 24, 1859, dau. 
of Joseph Candage.'* Thev had children. 

1. Leonard J., b. 1874. " 

2. Erastus J., 

3. Herbert. 

4. Sadie. 

V. ASA^ Orrix Caxdage. (Oliver.* Joseph,^ James,* James. ^) b. June 21 , 
1844; m. 1st. Jan. 21. 1802, Mary liooper; she d. Feb., 1885; children. 
1. Abby.^ b. Oct. 21. 18G2 ; in. 1881, Luther Gray. 

2. Eben.'* b. Mar. 6, 18GS. 

3. Etta,'^b.Jan. 21. 1872. 

4. Elsie,Mj. Aug. 14, 1878. 

M. 2d wife >;ov. 4. 188t>, Mrs. Martha Carter; issue. 

5. A child, ^ b. Aug. 15. 1886. 

V. Joseph' Neesox Caxdage, (Oliver,'* Josepli.^ Joseph. ** James,') b. 
Oct. 23, 1S45; m. June 20, 18G2, Fannie Daggett, of St. George, Me. 
They had children. 

1. Hattie^ Alice, b. Jan. 12. 1874. 

2. Loring^ Edwin, b. May 8. 1878. 

3. Garfield^ A., b. Nov. G. 1832; d. Jan. 2, 1883. 

V. William^ Elwix Caxdage. (Oliver," Joseph,^ Joseph.^ James.') b. 
Mar. 4, 1854; m. Dec. 20, 1884. Mary Farrell,of Franklin, Me. They 
have children. 

1. Levi, b. Xov., Is85. 

2. A daughter, b. Jan.. 1887. 

V. Otis^ M. Caxdage. (Joseph," Joseph,^ Joseph,^ James',) b. Aug. 4, 

1861 ; m. Aug. 24. 1881. Ebra F. Dorr. 
V. Willis^ Bert Caxdage. (Jose])h." Joseph.^ Joseph.^ James.') b. Dec. 

26, 18G4; m. Dec, 1S8G. Ada N. Candage, b. Feb. 19, 186S, dau. of 

Sewell VV, Candage." Thev have children. 
1. Maud M., b. Dec. 2, 1887. 
V. Lewis^ M. Caxdage, (Joseph,- Joseph,^ Joseph,^ James,') b. Mar. 12, 

1867; m. March, 18S7, Mar}- A. Pervear. 
V. JOHX^ A. Caxdage. (Roderick," Sands,^ Joseph,^ James.') b. May 16. 

1855: m. June 5. 1885, Angle Conary; b. Dec. 5, 18G3, daughter of 

Joseph Conarv. They have children : 
1. Wildley? b. April 10. 1887. 
V. Irvixg' S. Caxdage, (Samuel Stillman." Sands,^ Joseph,^ James.' b, 

Jan, 14, 1862; m. Dec. 24. 1887, Alice Webber. 


Joshua Bayley, born Nov. 20, 1726, and John Bayley, born 
Feb. 2, 1737, sons of Rev. James Bayley, of South Weymouth, 
Mass., went to Woohvich. In 1774 Joshua Bayley, yeoman, and 
John Bayley, gentleman, sell their interest in their father's estate 
to their brother James, of Boston. 


Georgetown Militia Covipany, 1757. 



John Parker, Capt 
Thomas Williams, Lieut 
William stinson, Sergt 
John Tozier, S^^rgt 

Joseph Prible 
Charles Snip 
Thomas IMotherwill 
James Stinson 
John McPhetrick 
Arcliibie McPhetric 
Andrew Mcfaden 
Daniel Mcfaden 
Alexander Drumond 
James Drumond 
John Stinson 
James Stinson 
Charles Huard 

Jeremiah Pattee 

John Conland 

Ebenezer Pattee 

Jeremiah Spinney 

Hennorv Spinny 

Seth Tar 

Benjamin Tar 

William Hereford 

Daniel IMorse 

Francis ]McMoan 

Mark Walsh 

Timothy Reardon 

Bryant Linor 

Thomas Higon 

George Bolton 

William Juet 

John Wright 

John Hinkly 

Arthur Pearcey 

Thomas Pearcey 

William Gamble 

William Gamble Jr 

Peter Brown 

Jersian Day 

Cornelius Hall 

James Hall 

Samuel Blithan 

George McCobb, Sergt 
George Rogers, Sergt 
Benjamin Pattee, Drum 


John Dunn 

Peter Heal 

Pobart Poor 

Mathew ^McKenney 

Creorge McKenney 

Mathew McKeuey Jr 

Nathaniel Meaha, McMahon? 

Thomas Mcfaden 

Dennis Rian 

Samuel Hinkely 

Samuel Hiukely Jr 

Thomas Trafton 

John Oliver 

Joseph Burber 

Joseph Grrow 

David Oliver 

Aden Oliver 

John Quin 

George Rogers . . 

Richard Poor 

Joseph Mclntire 

Samuel Walles 

James Blethen 

Michael Thomas 

Andrew Be net 

Henry Blithan 

John Mane 

Timothy McKurk 

John Poterfield 

Abram Joy 

Sylvester Row 

John McCobb 

Michael Dovel 

William Kefy 

Edward Coffe 

W^aiiam Walles 

John Macebray 

Benjamin Ridout 

Nicholas Ridout 

William Ridout 

Petition to the General L\>v.rt from Penobscot River, 1787. 189 

Nathaniel Wyman Stephen Day 

John Blithen Petei Peasly 

John Fisher John ]\[ Mar 

John Spinny Joseph Malcom 

Thomas Carrol Daniel Lewis 

John Wealan George Young 

William Combs William Malcom 

Hugh Kodgers Michael Shion 
James Nicholas 


James McCoLb Allen Malcom 

William Rodgers Nicholas Rideout 

YonK, May 4, 1757. 
Then appeared William Butters Clark of the foot company of Militia 
in Georgetown under the command of Capt. John Parker and made 
oath that the written Is a true list of the training soldiers in said com- 
pany, and also of those that live within the bounds of said company that 
are obliged to attend upon an alarm. 

Attest, Samuel Denny, 
Justice of the Peace. 
Massachusetts Muster Rolls, Vol. XCV. page 344. 


RIVER, 1787. 

To the Hon. Senators and House of Representatives in General Court 
assembled : 

The petition of us whose names are under written, partly inhabitants 
of Penobscot River, the other belonging to the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, humbly sheweth, that a tract of land lying on the North 
side of Penobscot River aforesaid, beginning at the head of tide run- 
ning up said River, including all the land between said River and the 
Pond, known by the name of Pushaw pond, with an island called the 
Penobscot Island, the whole of which, by estimation, contains tvrency 
thousand acres, might be granted to your Petitioners on such a Lay as 
your Honours may see meet ; as in duty bound shall ever pray. 
Signed Phineas Neveks. 

Joseph Osgood, 
Jeremiah Colbuhn, 
- in his own behalf and in behalf of his three sons, 

for four l(jts whereon I now dwell and have been in 
peaceable possession of for eleven years, contain- 
ing 42.5 acres. 
Philip Lo\'ejoy. 
Elisha Gkakt. 
Edward Ha ins. 

140 Records of Marriage, from Lincoln County Records, 1769-74. 

Eliiiu Lvntcj^ster. 
^ Joshua Eaters, 

in behalf of himsell andthree sons, 425 acres, and 
half a small island which I have been in possession 
of for eleven years. 

Anj^kew Webster. 

Thomas Howard. 

John Rii>kr. 

Allen Te.mpletox. 

Nathaniel Mayhew. 

Reuben Tourtillot. 

May 27, 1785. 

■ Massachusetts Archives, Dk. J. F. Pratt. 

RECORDS, 1 769-1 774. 

[Communicated by Wm. D. Piitterson, of Wiscasset.J 

Lincoln ss., Gouldsborough, 27th xA-ugust, 1769. Solomon Annise 
& Elizabeth Wamagham, both of a pLice, No. 6,* west of LTnion river, 
in said County of Lincoln, were this day joined in Marriage at my 
dwelling house in Frenchman's Bay. Nathan Jones, Just, peace. 

Lincoln ss., 4th Deer., 1769. James Neil and Hannah Downs, both 
of Gouldsborough, in said County oi' Lincoln, were this day joined in 
Marriage at the dwelling house of Robert Aish, in said Gouldsborough. 

Nathanjones, Just, peace. 

Lincoln ss., Sth January, 1770. David Stimson & Mary Frost, of a 
place called No. 2, or new Bristol,! in said Coimtv, were this day 
joined in Marriage at my dwelling house on Frenchman's F:Jay. 

Nathan Jones, Just, peace. 

Lincoln ss., 3d May, 1770. John Sawyer and Mary Jordon, both of 
a place called No. 4. or Pigeon Hill Bay, in said County of Lincoln, 
were this [day] joined in Marriage at the dwelling house of Saw- 
yer, in said No. 4. Nathan Jones, Just, peace. 

Lincoln ss., August 3d, 1770. John Buck and Mary Brown, both of 
a place called Nanowguagus, in said County of Lincoln, were joined 
in Marriage at the house of Capt. Joseph VV'allis in said Narroguagus. 

p me, Nathan Jones, Just, pacis. 

Lincoln ss., Septr. 9, 1770. William Whitaker & Susanna Gubtil, 
both of a place called Gouldsborough, in said County, were this day 
joined in Marriage at my dwelling house in said Gouldsborough. 

p me, Nathan Jones, Just, pacis. 

* Now Surry. 

t Now Sullivan. 

(Continued in next Number.) 





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Vol. IV. BANGOR, ME., FEBRUARY, 1889. . No. 8. 




This Magazine is iixlel)Led to Doctor John F. Pratt, of Chelsea, 
Mass., for a copy of the eJourDul and plan accouipaDyin«r. The 
original is in the Archives of Massachusetts. Mr. Chadwick was 
much in the cm[)loy of the Province, and the Waldo and ]Muscon- 
gus Proprietors. His orthograpliy was not up to the present 
standard, and has been changed. Names of persons and places 
are given as he wrote them ; these he probably took from the 
Indians. His plan was the first ever made of the Upper Penob- 
scot. It is a wonder that he should have i^ot it so nearly correct, 
as above Old Town there was then no plan to guide him, 
except what he obtained from the Indians. Tlie Journal must 
have been written or re-written at a later date as will be seen 
by his reference to Belfast, which town he surveyed for the Wal- 
do Proprietors in 1788. The notes, herein given, are by the 
Editor of this Masrazine. 



Of a survey through the interior parts of the country from Penobscot 
to Quebec. By order of the Government of the Massachusetts Bay. 

The object of this survey was, first to explore the Country, secondly 
to view if it were practicable to make a road from Fort Pownal on 
Penobscot River to Qiiebec. In obedience to the first order — Returned 

* This paging refers to the plaa. 


142 Journey from Fort Poumal to Quebec^ 1764. 

Jan. I, 1765 three plans, the first directed to Lord Halifax, etc., by 
order of His Excellency Francis Bernar:!, etc. The second plan for 
the Secretary's office, and a third plan for the Governor ; that the two 
last had no direction? (That these plans were afterward delineated 
by Mr. Miller, a regular officer.) To the second order reported that it 
was not practicable to make any road. 

PAGE 2. 

The Committee did not order a measure of the whole by a chain, but 
to be performed in the most expeditious method, which was performed 
computing courses and distances as the usual method in plain sailing, 
as we pass in Birch Canoes, the distance is found; from a fishing rod^ 
suspend a tine silk cord of eight feet and three inches in length to a 
small piece of brass latten, of the bigness of a sixpence, being properly 
balanced which miay be cast forward at pleasure and shows the nimibcr 
of rods run in one minute, etc., but in rapid water and on land by esti- 
mation. Since the above Return Mr, ordered me to make a second 

plan of the survey to Canada, saying that the former plan that was 
lodged In the Secretary's office, is not to be found ; answered, as I have 
returned the papers it is not in my power. 

1777, finding that returns made at Qiiebec and other sketches were 
omitted being returned, by which these plans are plated, (Qtiery plat- 
ted) one by a scale of two miles and the other by 25 miles to an inch 
with some additions. 

PAGE 3. 

A return of the party at Qiiebec, June 20, 1764. John Preble,* Cap- 
tain and Interpreter ; Joseph Chadwick, Surveyor; Doctor Will -J. 
CraVk'fordit 2d Surveyor; Phillip Nuton, Assistant; Joseph Askeque- 
nent, Sack Tomah,. Assony Neptune, Messer Edaweit, Soc Allexis, 
Joseph Mary, Sabakis, Francis ; Indians. 

PAGE 5. 

Persageewakeag, now an incorporated Town by the name of Belfast, 
contains 15,000 acres of land which the settlers purchased of the Heirs 
of Brigadier Waldo at two shillings per acre. 


A Township of land belonging to the heirs of Brigadier Waldo 
three-fifths ; to Sir Francis Bernard one-fifth, and the other one-fifth to 
Thomas Goldthwait, Esquire. 

1773. Original Proprietors of Muscongus lands, a tract of land con- 
taining 90,00^) acres. 

That the above tracts of land are all bounded westerly and northerly 
on lands belonging to heirs of Brigadier Waldo, as per plan, Letter A, 
No. I. One of the first six townships granted in 1763, the other six 
(five) townships may be noted by letter B, and the other Range by 
Letter C, etc. 

• The celebrated Indian IiiterpretfT, much eaiploTfd in dealinL" with the Indians in 
the Revolutionary War. Born in York, 1740, di^d in Forthind, i7c<T. 

+ Dr. Crawford was afterward the Surgeon, Chaplain and Justice at Fort Pownal. 
Died there June 15, 1776, aged *tO. See Ante, Vol. 1, page 1-tl. 

Journey from Fort Poivnal to Quebec^ 1764. 143 

r PAGE 6. 

1764, Indian Lands so called, since they had a conference with 
Governor Bernard at Fort Pownall ; at which the Indians plea was first, 
in the last war they were in alliance with the French, by which they 
supposed themselves to have a Right to enjoy their lands in common 
with the inhabitants of Canada by the Capitulation ; that their hunting 
ground and streams were all parcelled out to certain families, time out 
of mind ; that it was their rule to hunt every third year and kill two- 
thirds of the beaver, leaving the other third part to breed, and that their 
Beavers were as much their stock for a living as Englishman's cattle 
was his living ; that since the late war English hunters kill all the 
Beaver they find on said streams, which had not only empoverished 
many Indian families, but destroyed the breed of Beavers, etc. 

The Governor's answer was, The English should not extend their 
settlement's above The Falls, at Letter D,* and ordered me to go up 
and mark out a line, and acquaint the people that they were not to 
make any settlement above said Falls. In obedience to the above 
orders I mark out a line and acquainted the people and gave the 
Indians a sketch. 

PAGE 7. 

D. On some part of this ground Governor Pownalij buried a writ- 
ing on a Sheet of Lead agreeable to ancient custom of taking posses- 
sion of Islands and Countries for the King. 


The Indian settlements are on the southerly end of an Island about 
I and one-half miles in length ; they have seven buildings of about 50 
feet in length and 20 in breadth, covered with spruce bark and lined 
with birch bark, in which are (as they say) 50 families. Some remains 
of the sills and scroll iron ( ?) of a Mass house and one swivel gun. 
The soil, a very yellow loam and rocky, bears good Indian corn, etc. 
Trees are of a small growth ; the chief value of this place is hunting 
and fishing. At seven miles up the river § it opens like a Bay, con- 
taining sundry islands and a good tract of land about I3 miles in length. 
The banks of the river about six feet high and appears by the surf to 
be overfliowed in a freshet.. Soil about two feet deep and appears of a 
mixture of yellow loam and mud ; some large rocks at about six or 
eight rods asunder, but little or no small stones ; bears a rank jointed 
grass and sundry herbs. 

♦ Treat's Falls, the Dam of the Bnnsror Water Works is built thereon. 

t For an account of this see Maine Historical Society's Reports Vol. VI, pp. 336-33V 
with note by Josfi>h Williarn-on, E-nuire, oflieifast. 

X This is' the original Penobscot Island of the Indians now known as Indian Old 
Town Island, the largest Indian village of the tribe now, is on it. 

§ At what is now called Sunkhaize. 

144 Journey from Fort Poicnal to Quebec. 17G-1. 

r PAGE S. 

Trees large, liigh maples, black and gray, oaks, black birches, little 
or no underbrush. At about 4 or 6 furlongs from the river is a good 
growth of white pine timber and marts and continues a level land to 
the mountains which appear bhie at a less distance than 10 miles. 

On the northerly end of this Bay lays the Indian Town of Persa- 

The land continues a fertile soil and a pleasant place, good timber of 
sundry sorts, in particular large gray Oak trees; here the Indians 
made maple sugar near equal to single refined, in sundry wigwams 
they have 3 or 400 weigiU which they say is only a stock for one }ear 
in their families. That Persadonk n:iay be called one of the most valu- 
able tracts of land. 

The Indians notifying us to meet them in council, and the next 
morning 50 Indians escorted us to their Governor's apartment. Their 
Chiefs are Tomah, Odohando, and Orono, who were richly dressed 
sitting on three packs of Beaver and the whole room lined v/ith Beaver, 
on the other side of the room 3 packs placed for us. 

PAGE 9. 

Their first speech was nearly as follows : — 

''The sun rises fair and clear to open the day, we rejoice to meet 
you as friends in peace and health, — but what we want is to desire you 
to Carry our petition to the Governor of Canrda — he then proceJed 
humbly sheu'eth that during the time of the French Government in 
Canada, they supplied the Indians with a Friar free of expense and 
since the English governor they had no benefit of any teacher, by 
which their old men had forgot their Religion, the young men could 
learn none, nor have proper marriages and christenings &c, by which 
it was not in their power to live as a Christian people ought to do." 

Governor Murray's answer was ; Governor Murray wishes peace 
and prosperitv to his good Brother Governor Tomah, but as for send- 
ing him a Friar he had neither power nor inclination. — but as the 
Penobscot Tribe are under the jurisdiction of Governor Beinard they 
should apply to him. 

Some time after our return the Indians had a Conference with 
Governor Bernard at Fort Pownal and there made all the above pleas, 
to w^hich the Governor answered, I can not send you a Friar but I will 
lay your case before my Master. 

PAGE 10. 


Is mostly a rapid stream and roeky rough land, but in some parts 
(as per marks in the plan) are good tracts of land on which grows 
pine and other timber. 

* On what is now Nicola's Island. Anciertly this was the most important Indian 

settlement on the river. It lies just al>i>ve Pussiiduinkea,::,'' villafre. lu lT22-o Coi. 
Tjiomas \Ve>tLruok d. stroycd the Fort there. Th!> Fort ^\•as TO yards Inn^-- and 50 in 
breadth, witli >tuckadi's 14 i'eet higii, and 'nelused 23 Aviguams, witli a hun>e f>>r the 
priest, and a e]ia})el CO feet b\ 30. — All were burned to ashes, the Indians having fled. 
The town was afterward rebiiilt. 

Journey from Fort Poivnal to Quebec, 1764. 145 


Land is rocky rising with an easy ascent, at some distance appears 
to grow iiard wood. But the most valuable timber is a large forest of 
white cedar. Many trees are more than IS inches in diameter and 20 
or 30 feet without any appearance of limbs. 


Has a very remakable mountainf which serves to rectify our reckon- 
ing about 50 miles each way. On the northerly side of this Hill lays 
a good tract of land, large enough for a township, being like intervale 
land the soil is a brown loam, with some land af 2 or 3 feet deep. 
Trees, large elms and maples, on the higlier land, beach and black 
birch trees &c. Lays in the Latitude 45° 13" and S6 miles com- 
pounded from Fort Pownal, 


Lake Sebem, or Moose Hills, | so called by being environed with 
large mountains and rocks. So high as the v/ater splays up, these 
rocks are of the color of rusty iron, and upward a gray stone, and the 
top of the hills are white, all which appears as a fine prospect, but the 
land mav be called waste land. This part of the country appears to 
be the height of land. As the land from the sea to this place is 
ascending and from thence descending to the river of St. Lawrence. 
From the north end of this Lake by a carrying place and small pond, 
six miles we come to Penobscot River. 


As we pass up the river to this place are many islands which con- 
tain many valuable tracts of land and appears to be a pleasant place. 
Trees, a few large elms and maples. A very rank growth of grass ; 
the shore appears the same, but by some hunter's account the land soon 
falls into a spruce swamp. 

Mederwomkeeg is an Indian town and a place of residence in time 
of war, but was now mostly vacated. In the Mass house are sundry 
large book and other things. On the house hangs a large bell, which 
the Indians take care to preserve. Land high ground and stony, large 
tracts of old fields and as they say have raised good Indian corn. 

The easterly branch is the Medorsestor|| River in which they pass to 
Fassemequode and St. John, etc. 

* Now Sebec Lake. 

t Boar Mountain. 

X Mr. C'hadwick evidently, by his notes and plan, considers this Lake now known as 
Moose tlead Lake, as belonging to Penobscot River. 

^ Now Mattawumkeair. 

I This seems to be Madawaska ; a name which I have never hearu applied to the 
Mattawamkeag Kiver, but to a tributary of the St. Johns River. 

146 Journey from Fort Pownal to Quebec, 1764. 

r PAGE 13. 


Lciys in the Latitude 45° 43" and from Fort Povvnall 1S4 miles as we 
travelled, and 116 miles by computation. Being a remarkable Hill for 
heighth and figure. The Indians say that this Hill is the highest in the 
country; that can ascend so high as any green grows and no higher; 
that one Indian attempted to go higher but he never returned. The 
height of vegetation is as a horizontal line about half the perpendicular 
higlit of the Hill (a) and intercepts the tops of sundry other mountains. 
The height of this Hill was very apparent to us as we had a sight of it 
at sundry places, easterly and westerly at 60 or 70 miles distance. It 
is curious lO see, — elevated above a rude mass of rocks, large moun- 
tains, — so lofty a Pyramid. On which is another rarity, from (a) 
descended a stream of water — if the observer places himself at such a 
place that the rays of light are diverging with the falls, then the splay 
of water as it falls from the hill will appear in as great a variety of 
colors as may be viewed in a prism glass. 

PAGE 14. 


Very shoal water and a mud bottom. In most parts of this lake our 
canoes could not pass within 100 rods of the shore, by which we had 
not a good view of the shore and land, but the ground appears to be a 
dead level. Large tracts of grass land and at some distance backwards, 
rising with an easy ascent grows a thick growth of young trees. Soil 
is a brown loam mixed with some large round sand, but clear of stone. 
On the northerly branches of this lake are sundry tracts of intervale 
lands, and upwards in the river tor two miles are sundry small Islands ; 
all which with the shore are good tracts of lands for settlement. 
Upwards on the river t'or 20 or 30 miles the land is broken, only some 
small tracts of good land. 

PAGE 15. 

At letter F lays sundry large tracts of good intervale lands for 2 or 3 
Townships. The carr)ing place at letter E which crosses a long turn 
of the river said to be a day's journey, which appears to be as intervale 

PAGE 16 

The letters in the annexed plan from C to H and to X are taken 
from Indians draught. 

The westerly branch of Chaudiere river from C up stream to the 
AmegeuLik Lake at H and from thence to the head of Connecticut 
river and is the Indians passage to Connecticut. 

* Now MountKatahdin, This is the first account of this mountain in English thut I 
am aware of. 
t Now Cbeesuncook Lake. 

Journey from Fort Poivnal to Quebec^ 1764. 147 

At Quebec some of the gentlemen being desirous of forwarding so 
good a design of opening a road to New England — they began an 
inquiry of of their hunters and Indians-Traders, who all advised that 
the above passage is the nighest, and most practicable part of^the 
country for opening a road from Qi-iebec to New Endland, etc- 

On the southerly branch of Chandler River from C to a line of pond s 
I, K, L, M, is their passage to Norridevvock, and from M to N to 
Kennebec River, 

R, River St. John's said to be the straightest and most navigable to 
the sea. 

U, a Lake being the head of Passamaquoddy River. 

T, Lake Pomagoneganmock and four ponds. 

PAGE 17. 

Letter S is a passage from Gesoncook to St John's. 

V, Machias River. 

W, Narragaugus River. 

X, Apeumook River or Mount Desert River, called Union River. 


Sir Francis Bernard said that he had now affected what he had 
taken a great trouble to settle, viz : the Bounds line between this 
Province and the government of FLilifax, and the dividing line is the 
River of Croix, called by the French Pete St. Croix, and by the Indians 
Magaudawa,* which falls into the grand Bay of Passamaquoddy. 



Miles. Miles. 
Salmon Point, 6 1-2 6 1-2 


Penobscot Island, ' 

Persadonkeh Island, 
Perscataques River, 

Bemmeduncook and Lake, 
Satinhumemoss Hill, 
Gesoncook Lake, 
To the passage to Lake Sebem, 

* In the Treaty of Peace between Great Brittain and the United States of Sept. 23d, 
17S3, thr River St. Croix was asTreed ui)on as the Eastern Boundary of the United 
States, In after years the British claimed that the Sehoodic was the real St. Croix. 
William Henry Kilby in his hi'«tory of Eastport tells the htory of the Bo\indarv Line, 
and shows cnclusively that the MacrusruHdavie was tlie real" St. Croix, and not the 
Sehoodic. This statement of Mr. Chudwick, as to which the Indians called the reai 
St. Croix in 17C4 is an important addition to Mr. Kilby'.-* facts. The result we know — 
was that the United States was outwitted in subsequent treaties— as usual. 

6 1 

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148 Isaac (Jhwley^ of Fort Pownal. 

By the River, 

To the long carrying place, 

Carrying place, 

Assabaliaclonat River, 

On tlie country road to Qj-iebec, 

From Penobscot to Persscataquis River, 



Over Sebem (Moose Head) to Penobscot River 

From thence to Qiiebec 

The di^crence from Fort Pov.'nal by Penobscot River 

And by Lake Sebem 

So much farther by Penobscot River 

And 23S miles computed. 
















- IS 

4!. 3 



The Indians are so jealous of their country being exposed by 
this survey, as made it im})racticable for us to perform the work 
with accuracy ; although thc}^ were engaged in the service by the 
large wages of £3 10s per month, ;ind canoes etc., yet (at 
Penobscot Island) three of the party refused to go forward, and 
the dispute between our party and the other Indians was so great 
as to ccme to a fray ; which alter two day's dispute, the result 
was that I should proceed with this restriction, that I should 
take no draughts of any lands but only writings, and saying that 
when they were among Englishmen they obeyed their commands 
and now best way you do oi)ey Indian orders. 


Mr. Clewley was one of the very tirst settlers in what is now 
Stockton, where his descendants arc numerous. In 1770 he sold 
land, an abstract of the deed being here given : 

"Isaac Clewley, of Penobscot River, ship carpenter, sells to Andrew 
Grant, of Jeremysquain, husbandinan, for £10, land lying on Penob- 
scot River, granted to Clewley by heirs of Brigadier vSamuel Waldo, 
bounded north-easterly by Penoi)scot River, and theie measures 40 
rods; southerly on land in the occupation of Thomas Simmons; west- 
erly on land under no improvement; northerly on land improved by 
Thomas Goldthwait, esq- Sept. 11, 1770." 

— Lincoln Records^ Vol. 7? Folio 239. 

Ingalls Family y of Sullivan^ 31e, 149 


Contributed by John 8. Emery, of Boston, Mass. 

William IxG ALLS, one of the early settlers of Sullivan, Maine, 
went to Halifax, N. S., from Salem or Lynn, Mass., from thence 
to Pubnico, N. S., and from thence to Sailivan (then called New 
Bristol.) He was there prior to, and after the Kevolutionary 
War. He married Deborah Goss, of Marblehead, Mass. His 
father was a master carpenter in the King's Navy at Halifax, 
Inp^alls : 

i. jNIaky. b. 1755; m. Benjamin Welch; and d. Xov. 1, 1844; six 

ii. William, b. Sept. 14, 1763; m. Dec. 2S, 178G, Olive Preble who was 

born at Old York. Sept. 13, 17GS; nine children. 
ill. Hannah, unmarried : d. insane. 
iv. Lydia, b. June 2S. 17 — ; m. Capt. John Preble; d. April 12, 1827; 

nine ciiildren. 
V. David, unmarried ; lost at sea when youn^. 
vi. Samuel, b. 1707; ra. Jan. 7. 1794, to Abigail Wooster who was born 

Dec. 10, 1773; seven children. 
vii. John, m. liebecca Newton, of Grand Menan ; had second wife; seven 


William 1st, Mary 2nd, married Benjamin Welch ; lived and died at 
Sullivan, ]Me. Children of Benjamin and ]\Iary (Ingalls) Welch : 

i. William Welch, ra. Louisa Saro:pnt, August. 1821; two children. 

ii. Mary, m. Paul Urann. October, 179S; one child. 

iii. Lydia, m. Jotham Bragdon; five children. 

iv. Betsey, d. unmarried. 

V. Benjamin, m. Sibyl Yeaton. Dee. 27. 1827; two sons. 

vi. David, m. Sarah Beane, May, 1825; two children. 

WiUiam 1st, William 2nd, married Olive Preble, of Old York, Me., 
Dec. 28, 1789, and, second wife, Betsey Stevens, of P^den, Me., 
November, 1819 ; resided and died at Sullivan, Me. Children of 
William 2nd and Olive (Preble) Ingalls : 

i. Cynthia, b. Oct. 7, 1700; m. Dr. Samuel Briggs, Aug. 4, 1814; and 

d. about 1815; no children. 
ii. William, b. Sept. 25, 1793; unmarried: d. young of consumption. 
iii. Samuel S., b. Dee. 11, 1795; m. Carolina 'riiomas, of Eden, Maine, 

Xov. 28, 1822; d. Aug. 3, 1848; eight children. 
iv. Eben, b. Jan. 1, 1798; unmarried; ship master; was lost at sea from 

ship Bolivar. 
v. John, b. Apr. 5, 1800; m. at Xewbern, X. C. ; ship master and wns 

lost at sea ; two children. 
vi. Barnard Tucker, b. Apr. 5, 1804; m. Eebecca Allen; and d. at 

Pittsburg, Penn. ; three children. 

150 Ingalh Family^ of Sullivan^ 3Ie. 

vii. Olive P., b. Ft.-b. 12. ISOO: uiiuuuTied ; d: June 17, 1940, of consump- 


viii. Benjamin F.. b. July J2, 1812; m. Sophronia Thomas, of Eden, ^le., 
Nov. 29. 1S33; d. at AlvarMdo, ( al. ; seven eliildren. 

ix. Cynthia Bkiggs, b. April 11, 1S15; m. Sanmel Dame, of SLapleigh, 
Me., Dec. 31, 1S37; and d. Sept. 9, ISCS; nine children. 

William l&t, Lydia 2iid, married Capt. John Preble previous to 1789. 
Capt. Preble was a sbii:> master, and sailtd fiom Frenchman's Bay, for 
many years. Fie was C'a[jtiii'ed in 1813 by a British Privateer off Cape 
Elizabeth, and his vessel burned. He was born at "Old York," but 
lived his childhood at Sullivan. jMe., where he died previous to 1820. 
Children of Joliu and Lydia (Ingalls) Preble : 

i. Lydia Preble, m. John r.r'ii^don. 1S19; six children. 

11. ZOA, m. ryiark Shepherd, of Ellsworth, Me., Nov. 10, ISIO; seven 

iii. Deborah, d. young;. 
iv. John. m. Nancy Bancroft, of Fredeiicksbur<^, Ya.; lost at sea Aug. 

30. 1S30; master of schooner Aristides. 
V. Nathaniel, m. Hannah Bacon; ship master many years; d. at 

Sullivan, ]Me. 
,• ttt-x-t,^- 1 M. F^rucilla Green, of Surrv, ^le., Januarv, 1S31; 

M. HENRY, one Child. 

.. r^TT.T.Tx^- ('''""'-• M. Nancy Preble, first wife; Abigail Scaramons, 
vn. i^HAhLEb, J second" wif^, 1S41; four children. 

viii. KiiODA, m. William Cook, of Spriugtield, Me.; one child. 
ix. Sarah, unmarried: d. at Sullivan, Me., 1SS5. 

^Yilliam 1st, Samuel 2nd, married Abigail AYooster, Jan. 7, 1794 ; 
resided and died at Sullivan, Me. Children of Samuel and Abigail 
(Wooster) Ingalls : 

i. Matilda, b. ^lay 1, 1795; m. V>illiam BuMer. of Franklin, November, 

ii. Abigail, b. Jan. 12. 1797; unmarried; d. Apr. 10, 18C1, at Cambridge- 
port. 31 ass. 

iii. Samuel, b. Feb. 2. 1709; m. Jane Brngdon. Marcli. lS2^i; five children. 

iv. Maria, b. June 27. 1801; m. Enos Foster. January, 1825; six children. 

V. Julia, b. Nov. 20. 1803; n). Asa >\'hite, x\pril. 1825; six children. 

vi. Emma, b. Nov. 8. 1805; m. Jabez S. Foster. Dec. 10 1827 ; five children. 

vii. David, b. Oct. 31, 1808; m. Mary ; d. in Oregon, Aug. 30, 1880; 

four children. 

William 1st, John 2nd, married Rebecca Newton, first wife ; had 
second wife, name of latter unknown. He resided and died at Grand 
Menan Island. Children of John and Rebecca (Newton) Ingalls : 

i. Isaac, m. 3Iary Newton, of GrandMenan. 

ii. Sarah, in. \^iifI■ed Flshf^r, of Grand Menan; two children. 

iii. FiLBiccCA. m. John Kent, of Grand Menan. 

iv. John. m. Majgarett Gatcomb, of Grand Menan. 

Cbildreu of second wife : 

.vi. Charles, vi. Samuel, vii. David P. 

William 1st, Mary 2nd, William Welch 3d, married Louisa Sargent, 
August, 1821. Children of William and Louisa (Sargent) Welch: 

i. WiLLiA^i Welch, m. fiist Adaline Fitzgerald, second Eliza Hooper; 

several children, 
ii. Makv. m. James Doyle; one child. 

Ingalh Fcvnili/, of Sullivan, Jle. l")! 

^Villiam 1st, ]\Iarv 2il, Mni\v Welch 3d married Paul Uraun, Oct. 
1798; resided and died at Sullivan, Me. Children of Paul and Murv 
(Welch) Urdu a : 

i. Samuel Uranx, m. Abio-all U'ooscer, first wife, 1S22: second wife, 
Mahala Preble ; six children. 

William 1st, ^lary 2d, Lydia Welch 8d, married Jotham Braa:'l<)!i ; 
resided and died at Sullivan, IMe. Children of Jotham and Lydia 
(Welch) Bragdon : 

i. Ebenkzer Wood Bkagdox. m. Elizabeth D. Frisbee; ship master; 

d. at Trenton. Me.; ten ciiildren. 
ii. JoriiAM, Jr.. m. Julia A. Austin, of Trenton. Mo.; d, at Jersey City, 

N. J. ; two ciiildren. 
iii. Mary. d. yonn^-. 

iv. Henry, in. a Miss Fox and lives in Canajoharie, X. Y. ; four children, 
V. Oliver Preble, m. Lyuia Jane Arey, of Fox Island, Me.; tive 


William 1st, Mary ^nd, Benjamin Welch 3d. married Sibyl Yeaton, 
Dec. 27, 1S27; resided and died at Sullivan, Me. Children of Benja- 
min and Sibyl (Yeaton) Welch : 

i. Ebf.n Welch, unmarried; d. in the war of the Eebellion. 
ii, Byron, unmarried; d. at Sullivan. Me., of consumption. 

AYilliam 1st, INIary 2nd, David Yv^elch 3d, married Sarah Beane, May, 
1825. Children of David and Sarah (Beane) Welch. 

i. ]\Iary Lucretia. m. Enoch II. Lynani. of Sullivan. Me. 

ii. JUDSON. m. Mary Ann Co^^^^ins, of Trenton, Me. ; two children. 

William 1st, William 2d, Samuel Simpson Ingalls 3d, married Caro- 
line Thomas, of Eden, Nov. 28, 1822. He was Post-master several 
years, Pep. to the State Legislature, a prominent and highly respected 
citizen, resided and died at Sullivan, Me. Children of Samuel S., and 
Caroline (Thomas) Ing'ails : 

i. Delia. F., b. Jan. 17, 1S24; ra. David Perry, of Sullivan, July 20, 

1S4S; one child. 
ii. Eliza T.. b. April 27, 1820 ; ra. Mark Shepard, Jr., of Ellsworth. Sept. 

80, 1S47; six children. 
iii. Olive C, Dec. 11, 1827; unmarried; d. Dee. 5, 1845. 
iv. \ViLLiA>[ Waldo, b. May 2, !S2:); m. Fanny I. Iliggins, of Mobile, 

Ala.; thirteen cbildi-en. 
V. Alma A., b. Dec. 7, IS33; unmarri^Hl; d. in youth, 
vi. OSBuRN M.. b. Jan. 2G, 1835; uiiUKirried; killed at Salera, Ala., in the 

wai- of the Rebellion. 
vii. George P., b. Sept. 1. 1S;{7; unmarried; d. in California. 
viii. Edgar W.. b. Apr. 1,1840; unmarried; d. of disease contracted in 

the Army, 33rd Illinois liegiuient. 

William 1st, William 2d, John 3d, married in NcAvbern, N. C, com.- 
manded a schooner called the '* Sally Ann," followed the sea several 

years, and was finally lost at sea. Children of John and Ingalls, 

of Newbern, X. C. .' 

i. William, unmarried : d. of consumption, ai^ed 20 years. 

152 Ingalh Family, of Sullivan, Me, 

William 1st, Willi.nm 2d, Barnard Tucker Ingalls 3d, married Rebecca 
Allen, of Pittsburg, Peon. He followed the sea in early life and later 
went to Western Penn., where he settled and finally died there. 
Children of Barnard and Kebecca (Allen) Ingalls : 

i. OSBORN. d. at Sullivan, Me.. :May, IS.'G. ai,^ed four years. 
ii. 'Willi A3r John, living at Chaniers, Penn. 
iii. Thomas, living at Chartiers. Penn. 

William 1st, William 2d, Benjamin Franklin 3d, married Sopbronia 
Thomas, daughter of Job Thomas, of Eden, Me., Nov. 29, 1833. lie 
was a prominent ship builder at Sullivan, Me., for many years. In 
1858 he went to Illinois, and after a few years, from there to Alvarado, 
Cal., where he died about 1879. Children of Benjamin F. and 
Sophronia (Thomas) Ingalls : 

1. ^Jal'TON W., b. Jan. 13, 1^:J5: m. E. H. Dyer; d. Dec. 19, 1S63, in 

California; tliree children. 
ii. Ellen F.. b. Aug. 29. 1839; ni. Ephrnini Dyer; Hve children. 
iii. Oliyp: S., b. Jan. 3, 1S42; ni. E. Ii. Dyer; three eliiidien. 
iv. AViLFRED P.. b. March 28. 1844; m. Catherine Margaret Listen, Aug. 

8. 1870; lives at Alvarado. Cal.; several children. 
V. John Mukkai, b. Apr. 29, 1846; ni. Emily P. Ilawley, and lives at 

AlvMrado. Cal.: several children. 
vi. Frank Salter, b. Jan. 9. 1851: ni.. and lives in Arizona. 
vii. Mekrill Whittiek. b. May 0, 1^51; ni. a daughter of Dudley Stone, 
of San Francisco, Cal. 

William 1st, William 2d, Cynthia Briggs Ingalls 3d, married Samuel 
Dame, of Shnpleigh, ]\Ie., Dec. 31, 1^37. Children of iSamuel and 
Cynthia Briggs (Ingalls) Dame. 

i. William S. Da^ie. b. at Abington, Mass., Sept. 29, 1S38; m. Eloyiza 

Berry, of Bath. Me., ia 1807. 
ii. ChaPvLES IL. b. Apr. 21. 1840; d. Oct. 16. 1S40. 
iii. Francis b.. (March. 18G9. chanofed to Franklin V».^ b. at Boston, 

Mass.. Sept. 14, 1841 ; m. Ella F. Jordan, of Ellsworth, Me., Oct. 29. 

iv. John H.. b. Apr. 8. 1844; unoiarried; killed at Port Hudson, May 25, 

1863. 38th Massachusetts ilegiinent. 
V. Emanuel W., b. in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 14. 1847; d. Jan, 5, 1853. at 

Sullivan, Me. 
vi. Eugene Herbert, b. in Steuben, ^le., ^larch 1, 1850; m, Aimic D, 

Torrey, of Brookline. Mass.; seven children. 
vii. Isabella C. b. in Sullivati, Me., June 13, 1852; m. Elmer P. Smith; 

three children. 
viii. Sarah Eaton, b. in Boston. Mass.. March 8. 1855; unmarried. 
ix. Mary Louisa, b. in Cainbridgeport, Mass., Oct. 5. 1859; unmarried. 

The iii, vi, vii. viii and ix of the above children changed the name from Dame 
to Ingalls by an act of the Probate ('ourt, March, 1809. 

William 1st, Lydia 2d, Lydia 3d, married John Bragdon, Oct. 1819, 
resided and died at Sullivan, Me. Children of Junn and Lydia 
(Preble) Bragdon : 

i. John Tyler Bragdon, m. Julia Pomeroy, of Hampden, Me,; four 

ii. Joseph Warren, unmarried; lost at sea. 

iii. Mar.ia. m. Eplu-aim Crabtree, of Hancock, Me. 

iv, Matilda, m. John B. Wooster, of Hancock, Me.; five children. 

V. Nancy, unmarried; lives at Hancock, Me. 

vi. Mary, m. John Haynes. of Komney. N. H. 

Ingalls Family^ of Sullivan^ Me, 153 

William 1st, Lydia 2d, Zoa Preble 3d, •mfirricd Mnrk Slirpard, .)r,y 
Nov. 10, 1810 ; resided and died at Ellsworth, Me. Children of Mark 
aud Zoa (Preble) Shepard : 

i. Caroline SnEPARD, m. Capt. Christopher Chase, of ElLsworth. M.-.. 

seven children. 
ii. Mark, ni. Eliza T. Ingalis, of Sullivan, Me,; d. at St. Loujh. Mu.; 

six eliiklren. 
iii. Louisa D.. m. Capt. Solomon Jordan, of Ellsworth. Me., Oct, .">, 1 - ; I : 

eif^ht children, 
iv. Ann, m. Heman Cousins, of Tre-nton, Me.; eleven eliildrfn. 
V. Sarah, unmarried; d, at Waltham. Mass.. about thirty y<Mr>>«.f ;i^.., 
vi. John, m. Jane Copeland. of N. Bridgewater, Mass.; now liviir:;^ \n 

San Fi anci«co, (Jal. ; three children, 
vii. Lydia>, ni. a Mr. lladley, v,iio died; second, m. to Dean Dority, of 

Bluelull, Me. ; seven children. 

William 1st, Lydia 2d, Charles Preble 3d, married first wife, Nau^'v 
Preble, Jan. 6th, 1833 ; second wife, Abigail Scamnions, of Franklin, 
married 1841 ; resided and died in Sullivan, INIe. Children of CLurles 
and Abigail (Scammons) Preble : 

i. John Preble, d. aged about sixteen years. 

ii. Ed^svari), m. IMary Graham, first wife; Sarah Hatchings, second 

wife; lives in East Boston, Mass.; one child. 
iii. ESTELLA. m. Piiineas Whiting, of Waltham. Ma-s. ; three children. 
iv. Charles 11.. unmarried ; resides at SuUivan, Me. 
V. Nathaniel, m. :j»lary Montgomery ; lives at East Boston, 

Mass. ; three children. 

William 1st, Lydia 2d, Henry Preble 3d, married Drueilla Green, Jan. 
1831 ; resided and died at L^rbana, III. Children of Henry 3d and 
Drueilla (Grepu) Preble : 

i. Henrietta, ra. John P. White, of Urbana. 111., and d. in ISSl. 

William 1st, Lydia 2d, Rhoda Preble 3d, married William Cook, of 
Sprins^field, Me., and died 1860. Children of William and Rhoda 
(Preble) Cook : 

1. William P. Cook, lives at Springtield, Me. 

William 1st, Samuel 2d, Samuel Ingalls 3d, married Jane Bragdon, 
March, 1829 : resided and died at Sullivan, Me. Children of Samuel 3d 
and Jane (Bragdon) Ingalls : 

i. Helen M., b. Dec. 3, 1«30; m. John A. Dame, of Ossipee. N. H. 

ii. Eben G., b. Doc. 15, 1S32: m. Mae Foster, of Clinton, Me., and d. 

Mav 7, 1882, at Corbornado. W. T. ; two children. 
iii. DOKCAS F.. b. Dec. IG, 18:34; d. yonng. 
iv, Hymenia C, b. Jan. 0. 1837; m. Augnstus Faxon, of Stowe, Mass., 

Ang. 22. 1801; three children. 
V. Cynthia J., b. May 14, 1841; m. Joseph Preble, and d. at Stowe, 

Mass.; two children. 

Wlliam 1st, Samuel 2d, Maria 3d, married Enos Foster, of Clinton, 
Me., June 1826. Children of Enos and :Maria (Ingalls) Foster: 

i. Abigail Foster, unmarrjed; lives in Boston, Mass. 
ii. Porter, unmarried; d. young of consumption. 

154: IngalU Family^ of Sullivan^ Me, 

^VilHam IsL, Samuel 2d, Julia 3d, married Asa White, April 18'25 ; 
resided arjd died at Siillivau, Me. Children of Asa and Julia (lugalls) 
White : 

i. Asa D. White, m. Mary Doyle, February 1SG3; lives at Sullivan, 

Me. ; one child. 
ii. Augusta, m. Addison, Pool, of Roekport, IMass. ; three children, 
ill. Cakolinp:. ui. a Mr. Wliitcen, of Xeponset, JMass.; d. 1S65; several 

iv. Alma A., d. youni:^; unmarried. 
V. Xewtox C. unniaiTit-d : lives in Brockton. Mass. 
vi. Stillman \V., nnniarried; lives in Brockton. Mass. 

William 1st, Samuel 2d, Emma 3d, married Jabez S. Foster, Dec. 
19, 1827, and residos at Sullivan, Me. Children of Jabez S. and Emma 
(Ingalls) Foster : 

i. Charles W. Foster, m. Sarah J. Dyer, of MiHbrid;:;e, Me., now 

livirio; at Bay View. ^lass. ; fonr children. 
ii. Flora M., m. James Dyer, of Milibiidge. Me.: four children. 
iii. George S., m, Mary Ino;alI>; and lives at Los Ano^elos, Cai. 
iv. Gilbert, ni. Harriet Abbott ; and lives at Concord. X. H., one child. 
V. Ophelia E., m. (.'urtis Burnham. of Cherryiield, Me.; lie d. February, 

ISSS; she lives in Cherryheld, Me.; one child. 

William 1st, Samuel 2d, David 3d, married Mary , of Clinton, 

Me., and lived at Astoria, Oregon, where he died. Children of \Vm. 
and Mar}^ ( ) Ingalls : 

1. Sylvester G.. ra. and lives in California. 
ii. Frank, m. and lives in California. 

Also two other children lost by shipwreck, from a steamer on the 
Tacific Coast. 

William 1st, William 2d, Samuel S. 3d, Eliza T. 4th, married Mark 
Shepard, Jr., of Ellsworth, Sept. 30, 18-47. Children of Mark, Jr., 
and Eliza T. (Ingalls) Shepard : 

i. Agnes Shepard, b. Oct. 30, 1S4S; m. a ilr. Stratton; lives in 

Kansas ; o;ie child. 

.. T^^rT. 1 ^' March 23, 1851; m. a Mr. Noyes; lives at 

"* I twin. Trempelean, Wis. 

j;; Ttv^tt^ jC^m.. B_^|.^,.ch 03, ]s.n; ni. a Mr. Messiur; lives at 

HI. 1.IZZIE. J Soutlu-rn Dakota. 

iv. Sarah Zoa, m. Horace Fields; lives at Osseo, Wis. 

V. "William, m. and lives in St. Louis, Mo. 

vi. George, d. in early childhood. 

William 1st, William 2d, Samuel 3d, William Waldo 4th, married 
Fanny Isabella Higgins, of Mobile, Ala., where he now resides. 
Children of William Waldo and Fanny I. (Iligglns) Ingalls : 

i. James Samuel, b. March 2G. 18()4: d. March 31. 1864. 

ii. >L\RY Caroline, b. May 26, ISCo; d. Oct. 25, 1875. 

iii. Sarah Eliza, b. Jan. 20. 1867. 

iv. OsBORN .>hLT0N. b. March 5, 1S60. 

V. George William, b. ^an. 11. 1871; d. Dec. IS, 1871. 

vi. William Henry, b. April 24. 1872. 

vii. Francis Owen, b. Nov. 10. 1873: d. Dee. 2, 1S80, 

viii. George D(j.mimck. b. Aug. 15. 1^75; d. Aug. 20, 1875. 

ix. Kllen Sherman, b. July 8. 1877. 

X. John Edgar, b. Apr. 17, 1^79: d. April 23. 1879. 

Ingalh Famihi, of Sullivan, Me. 155 

xi. CnAKLKs Edgak. b. May 25. ISSO. 
xii. John Fi;ancis, b. Oct 15. 18^2. 
viii. Lillian Delia, b. Sept. 10. 1SS4. 

William 1st, "VYilliam 2d, BeDJamiii Franklin 3d, Marion W. 1th, 
mraTied E. H. Dyer, June 1850. Mr. Dyer was a native of Sullivan, 
]Me., but went to Califoriiia, in 1857, where he has since resided, and is 
now engaged in Bet<3 Sugar Manufacturing, at Alvarado, Alameda Co., 
Cal. ; is a promiueiit citizen, and has been a member of the House and 
Senate of Cal. ]Mrs. Dyer died about 1860. Children of E. II. and 
Marion W. (Ingalls) Dyer: 

i. Abey Makion Dyer. b. April 28, 1S51 ; m. Dr. Munson. of Cab; two 

ii. Ella Franci?. b. Dec. 23. 1855; unmarried, 
iii. Edwaud Fkanklin, b. July 22, 185S: in.; Civil Engineer, and lives 

at Alvarado, Cal. 

Children of E. IE, and second wife, Olive (Tngalls) Dyer ; 

i. Hugh Thomas, b. :Mav 8. 1868. 
ii. Guy Sawyek, b. May 8, 1S68. 
iii. Nina, b. 1S77. 

William 1st, William 2d, Benjamin Franklin 3d, EUlen F. 4th, 

married Ephraim Dyer, formerly of Sullivan, Me., later of Alvarado, 

Alameda Co., Cal., where he was largely engaged as a Surveyor, and 

where he died about 1880. Children of Ephraim and Ellen F. (Ingalls) 


i. Hakold Parkek Dyer. b. March 20, 1860; Civil Engineer, now in 

Pekin, China. 
ii. Henry Sawyer, b. Aug. 19. 1864. 
iii. Hubert Paul. b. Dec. 23. 1S67. 
iv. Edith, b. March 13, 1870. 
V. EFHRAni Ingalls, b. Sept. 4. 1872. 

William 1st, William 2d, Samuel S. 3d, Delia F. 4th, married David 
Perry, July 20, 1884, and lives at New^ England City, Hettinger Co., 
Dakota, Mr. Perry died at Dacota, Cal., April 3882- Children of 
David and Delia F. (Ingalls) Perry. 

1. Clarence B. Perky, b. March, 1850; unmarried; lives at New 
England City, Dakota. 

William 1st, William 2d, Cynthia 3d, Eugene Herbert 4th, married 

Annie D. Torrey, May 20, 1874, and lives in Brcokline, Mass. Children 

of Eugene H. and Annie D. (Torrey) Ingalls : 

i. Annie Dayeni-ort, b. Feb. 24, 1874. 

ii. George '1'orrey, b. Dec, 6. 1870. 

iii. Charles Ed war]), b. Sept. 14. 1878. 

iv Horatio Burdett, b. May 15 1880. 

v. Louise Steele, b. Oct. 8. 18^3. 

vi. WiNSLow Lewis, b. Jan. 15, 1SS5. 

vli. Kenneth, b. March 25, 1SS8. 

15G Ingalls Family^ of Sullivan, Me. 

William 1st, Lvdia 2d, Charles 3d, Edward Preble 4th. Children of 
Edward and Mary (Graham) Preble : 

i. Helen Deming, b. August, 1873. 

William 1st, Lydia 2d, Charles 3d, Nathaniel Wales Preble 4th. 
Children of Nathaniel Wales and Mary (Montgomery) Preble : 

i. Bektiia A., b. May, ISSO. 
ji. Allan B., b. January, 1SS2. 
ill. James H., b. December, ISSS. 

Williar> 1st, Lydia 2d, Charles 3d, Estella Preble 4th. Children of 
Phineas and Estella (Preble; Whiting : 

i. Florence. 11. Edward P. iii. Nettie. 


Isaac Ingalls was born in Andover, Mass., Sept. 13, 1733; settled 
early in Blue Hill. Died there May 8, 1808, aged seventy-five years. 
He married Mary Chandler, Oct. 31, 1765. She was born August 19, 
1734; died in Blue Hill, March 21, 1730, aged 95 years, 7 mos. 21 
days. Two children only are known to them, viz. : 

i. Isaac, b. May 3, 1770; lived iu Blue Hill; m. Eunice, daughter of 
Joshua and Anner (Djer) Horton. Nov. 19, 1794. Children: 

1. Anna, b. Feb. 3, 1793. 

2. Putnam, b. —27, 1800; died young. 

3. Phebe, b. Aug. 29. 1804. 

4. Putnam, b. Aug. 23. 1806: married Lydia Clough, Oct. 21, 

1830. She bToct. 22, 1805. 

5. Brown, b. Apr. 11, 1811. 

6. Parker, b. Dec. 10. 1813. 

7. Perry, b. Oct. 16, 1815. 

8. Asenath Burnhara. b. Aug. 15, 1818. 

ii. Jacob, b. Aug. 27. 1772; lived in Blue Dili; m. Nabby Norton, sister 
of his brother Isaac's wife. Oct. 3. 1796. She b. Mar. 10. 1774; d. 
Oct. 3, 180- ; m. second, Polly Clough, Dec. 14, 1809. Children : 

1. Pressey, b. Apr. 11, ISOO. 

2. Hannah, b. Sept. 23. 1802. 

3. Nabby, b. July 20, 1806. 

4. Jacob, b. Sept. 12, 1810; moved aw2y. 

5. John, b. Arg 10,1812; moved away. 

6. !Nahum,b. Oct. 10, 1814; moved avray to Massachusetts. 

Petition to General Court from Still wat 

er. now 

Orono, 1804. 157 


To the Honourable, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 

State of ]\Lissachusetts in general court assembled : 

The petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of Stilhvater, in tlie 
county of Flancock, humbly sheweth tluit they labor under many and 
great disadvantages and inconveniences in consequence of their unincor- 
porated situation ; they therefore pray your Honours to take the subject 

into consideration and incorporate us into a town by the name of , 

with the privileges that other incorporated towns enjoy, respecting 
lands for schools, ministers and ministry, and for such other purposes 
as your Honours shall deem requisite, by the following bounds : 
Beginning at the northeast line of Bangor, on the Penobscot River ; 
thence on the north line on the Penobscot River ; thence west on the 
north line of Bangor until it meets the southeast corner of Township 
No. 1, on the 2d Range ; thence north on the east line of Tovrnship No. 
, 1 on Pushaw Pond to the northeast corner of said No. 1 ; thence north 
to the northwest corner of Second Quarter of Township No. 4 ; thence 
east to the Penobscot River, at the northeast corner of tlie 2d Quarter 
of Number Four ; thence following the eastern channel of the Penobscot 
River to the first mentioned bound at the northeast corner of Bangor 
aforesaid ; and your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. 

June 1, 1804. (Signed) Joseph Tueat. 

Retire P^reese, 
Lav.'rence Costigan, 
John Read, 
David Read, 
William Read, 
George Read, 
William Lunt, 
James McPhetres, 
Abraham Tourtellotte, 
■ James Page, 
Reuben Tourtellotte, 
Abraham Freese, 
Joseph Page, 
Sam'l Spencer, 
Joseph Inman, 
William Spencer, 
William ]\IcPhetres, 
Thomas Tourtellotte, 
Levi Lankester, 
Rufus Inman, 
James ^^'hite, 
Vodin Tucker, 
Wra. Nason, 
John ]Marsh, 
Sam ^liirsh, 
Benj. Marsh, 
Stillwater, Julc 12, 1804. 

Richard Winslow, 
Jonathan Winslow, 
Richard Webster, 
Ebenezer Webster, 
David Webster, 
Andrew Webster, 
John Gordon, 
David Read, 
Peleg Burley, 
Calvin Boyd, 
Shadrach Nowell, 
Aaron Gritlln, 
Samuel White, 
William Col burn, 
David Stockman, 
Daniel Dolen, 
John McKenzie, 
Oliver Pratt, 
James Lunt, 
Moses Averill, 
Nath'l NorerosB, 
Jesse Norcross, 
Oliver Kendall, 
Francis Wyman, 
Antoine Lachanee, 

— Mass^ Ao'cldves, Dr. J. F. Pratt. 

158 TJiomas JSicherson, Jr., and Family^ of Orrhigton, Me, 


Thomas Xickerson, Jr., ])ov\\ in Chatliam, ], May 3, 1773. 
He married Bethia Snow at Harwich, July 13, 17112. She born 
Sept. 9, 1773, died Sept. 21', 1855. He resided at Harwich, 
Mass., for a few years, and then removed to that part of Orring- 
ton now Holden, about ISOO. He boupht Gen. John Bhdvc's 
saw mill there x\pril 14, 1802, for $500. Styled merchant. 
Sold same to Tliomas Brastow, Jan. 17, 1805. 

In May 1801, he was a petitioner for a IMasonie Lodge, at 
Hampden, now Rising Virtue Lodge, of Bangor. In 1803, he 
was a School Committee in Orrington. He and his wife were 
original members of ^vhat is no\v the Congregational church in 
Brewer. March 16, 1809, he and his wife Bethiah sold for $800 
to Elisha Skinner, his lot 'nm Bigwaduce road being the North- 
east corner of Silas AMnchesters home lot." He i-emoved to 
Readfield al)out 1809-10. He died there Sept. 23, 1839. 
Chilhren were : 

i. Epiikaim. b. May 10. 1703; m. Dorinda Blake in Mount Vernon, Juno 

14, 1818. He moved to .Minnesota, wljei'e he du'd. 
ii. I'KisciLLA, b. Dec. 1-1. 1705; ni. PJchard Cornforth in Mount Vernon. 

Auo-. 31, 1S13. She died May 14. 1831. 
iii. Thomas, b. x\pril 7, 1798; m. Luein<]a Ladd, of Mount Vernon, 

March 11, 1810 ; moved to Linneus, where he died. (A Thomas 

Nickerson, Jr.. in Charleston Xov. 22. 1825.) 
iv. Benjamix F., b. in Orrincrton. — Holden, April IS, ISOl ; m. Mary 3. 

Jones, in Unity, March 20, 1832. 
V. IIiKAM S., b, in Oi-rinston. — Holden. March 21, 1803 ; m. Mary J. 

Smith, of W'avne. Marcli 20, 1832; lived in Readfield where he died 


vi. Melinda, b. in Orrington. — Holden. Xov. 21, 1805; m. Eichard 

Cornforth. Jnly 5. 1832; moved to Unity. 
vii. Soi'HIA. b. in Orrington. — Holden. Dee. 26. 1807; m. William Mann, 

of Bangor, at Augn-ta. Jan. 3, 1834, where he died , 1885; wife 

died Oct. 81, 1878: Children: 

1. William E., of Bangor. 

viii. Bethiaii Sno^v. b. in Ueadfield, June 5-G. 1810; m. Col. Darius Alden, 
of Augusta, Nov. 17. 1840. She died Aug. 3. 1880. 

ix. Cakoline, b. in Readfield. Nov. 10, 1812; m. Col. Darius Alden, of 
Augusta. Oct. 3. 1831. Cliildren of Colonel Alden: 

1. George A., of Waterville. 

2. Caroline A., ra. Gardner C. Vose, of Augusta, Attorney at 

law, Feb. 6, ISGO. 

X. Charles, b. in Readfif Id. Dte. 23. 1814; graduated \V;.terville Col- 
lege 1834-0: went to South Carolina: m. Bethana Dodge, Feb. IG. 
1840; he d. March 17, 18— . 

xi. Sylvina, b. Feb. 7. 1817; m. Thomas Nickorson (no relation), at 
Augusta, April 18. 1836. He removed U> iiangor. then Boston, then 
Newton Centre. He is a great Railroad man ; is President of Mexi- 
can Railways and others in the United States. 

Lincoln County Records. 169 


''A. D. 1762. 

Tuesday, June 1, (or Jan.) 
Lincoln ss. 

Anno Begni Regis Georgie Terte 3Iagna Britanica Francae et 
Hihernicae 6'ecundo," is the record opening the iirst Court in 
Pownall'orough, called His Majesties Court of General Session of 
the Peace. 

His Majesties Justices : Samuel Denny, Vrilliani Lithgow, 
Aaron Hinckley. John Xorth,^Viniam Cushing, Jonathan Bowman, 
Josepli Patten, James Howard, John Stinson, Esquires. 

Its first act was tlie appointment of Jonathan Bcnvman, Clerk. 
Its record was the order of adoption of a Seal presented by 
Justice Denny. 

The present Court House was erected in 1824 of biick, and the 
Jail of Edo'ecomb o-ranite. 

— i^, /r. Seirall, Esquire^ of Wiscasset. 


RECORDS, 1 769-1 774. 

[Communicated by Wra. D. Puttcr&on, of Wiseas?et.J 

Liticoln ss., Octr. 2d, 1770, James Collins & Hannah Abbot, both of 
the Island of Mount Desert, in said County, were joined in Marriage at 
the house of her Father, xvloses x^bbot, on Mount Desert. 

p. me, Nathan Jones, Just, pacis. 

Lincoln ss., October 17, 1770. Benjamin Glazier and Mercy Downs, 
both of a phice called Gouldsboroutrh, in said County, were joined in 
Marriage at the house of John Handson, in said Gouldsborough, p me, 

Nathan Jones, Just, peace. 

Lincoln ss., 25th Dec. 1770. Phineas Whitten and Anna Joy, both 
of a place called No. 4. in said County, were joined in Marriage at the 
house of said Phineas, in No 4. 

p me, Nathan Jones, Just, peace. 

Province Mas. Bay, August iS, 1771. These may certify that Mr. 
Thomas Sevey, at Machias, was married to Mrs. Mary Fly, both living 
at Machias, lying within no Township, by me, Wm. Brattle, a Justice 
of P thro' said Province. 

Province Mas. Bay, Machias, i\uj:^ust iS, 1771. These may certify 
that Mr. David Gardner, junr., was this day married at Machias to 
Mrs. Zerish Huntley, both of said place & in no Town, by me, 

Wm. Brattle, Justice t)f ye peace thro' s'd province. 

This may certify all whom it may concern, that Doctor William 
Chaloner and Miss Mary Dilloway, both of this Phice, were married 
by me, on the thirty-first of last May, Jas. I^yon, Machias, Sept. 6, 17; |. 

Lincuin CuLUitv tlicii iucluiKd all of the Stale ra^tof Ihe ICeuneboc River. 

160 3Iemoir of Zadock Hersey^ of Deyrnysville^ Me. 




Copied from Maituseript (written Jan. 30, 1850) of his Son-in-law, 
Bcnj. llicbards Jones, Esq. 

"Mr. Zadock Horsey,* of Peral)roke, ^le., (who died Jan. 13, 
1820) was probably the •oldest inhabitant' of any location in this 
county. He was born in Hinahani, ]Mass., in Jan. 1752-3 old 
style. He entered on the ser^■ice of his country at Cambridge, 
in 1775 ; served fourteen months in that, and one or two subse- 
quent terms, for which he received a proportionate pension under 
the act of Congress of 1832, called the 'Militia Pension Act.' 
He came to Passamaquoddy with the first permanent settlers east 
of Machias in 178S, and commenced making improvements on a 
lot of 100 acres near the head of Penmaquan Bay, in Township 
No. 2, East Division in the County of Lincoln, Commonwealth of 
Mass. To this farm he brought his wife and six children in 
April, 1789, and on this lot he remained, without leaving it, for 
seven cons'^cutive days, during the remainder of his life. 

A careful enumeration of all his descendants, living at the time 
of his decease, has been made and the number is found to amount 
to 413, viz. : 8 children, 57 grand children, 258 great grand 
children and 90 of the iifth generation. More than 400 of whom 
are now living within thirty miles of his grave. Probably more 
350 within half that distance. All but three within the state. 

Mr. Hersey was industi'ious in his habits and strictly honest in 
his dealings, cheerful and pleasant in conversation. After an 
intimate acquaintance with him of more than half a century the 
writer of this has no reason to believe he ever had a personal 
enemy. About 50 years ago he united with the Baptist churcii 
th3 first church formed in the township, and remained a member 
during his life. 1 do not think he ever attended a court of law." 

* Zadock, son of Isaiati and Mar2;iret (Sprague) Hersey. b. Jan. 10. 175:]: m. 
Abi:J:aii J;ewis. of II in^'hauj, Jul}- GO, 17T.'>. Sin; was born in Ilin^rham, Feb, 10, 1~';<2, 
ai;d was tlie dau;<ht('r of {Jeorj^eand Susanna (Hall) Ltnvis ChihJrt'n b. in Jfirii^'hani • 

1. Abi^rail, Nov, J2. 1770. 2. Zadock, Feb. 14, 177;>. ?,. Hittie i.e\vis. Marcli 1!), 17S1. 
4. Ilannah, May, 17s;i. 6. Anna. July 23, U^b.—{Qai)icy Bicknell, Ilinnham, JLas:,.) 


.A. 3!vd: O 3Sr T 5 3! IL, -^T , 

VOL IV. BANGOR, ME., MARCH, APRIL. 1889. No. 9-10. 


This Grant was made to Sir Charles de Saint Etienne LaTour 

or Baron of Scotland, Sir Thomas Temple and William Crowe. 

The boundaries of the Grant were uncertain, and in 1667 when 

the countr\^ was ceded to France b}' the Ti'eatj of Breda, formed 

the subject of a controversy which lasted nearly a century ; 

France claiming that xicadia included only the peninsula of Nova 

Scotia, while England claimed that its linnts endjraced territory 

as far as the Kennebec. This Grant may be found in Hazard's 

Collections, Vol. 1, pages 616-619. I do not know that the whole 

of it has ever been printed in English, and in that part relating 

to Maine it has been printed in all the works I have had access to 

as, ending "at the river Saint Georges near Muscongus," — when 

the Grant reads clearly, "Saint George in Muscongus." I give a 

copy of the Grant as translated by the best French scholars : 

"The country and territory called Acadia and part of Nova Scotia, 
from ]Melliguesche, (now Lunenburg) on the coast to Port and Cape La 
Heve, following the shores of the sea to Cape Sabls, and from there to 
a certain Port called La'Tour, and at present called Port L'Esmerou, and 
from there following the shores and islands to Cape Fourchere, and from 
thence to Cape and river Saint 31ary, following the shores of the sea to 
Port Royal; (now Annapolis.) and from thence following the shores to 
the innermost point of the Bay, (now Bay of Fandy) and from thence 
following the said Bay to Fort Saint John, and from thenee following 
all the shore to Pentai2:oet and river Saint George inMescorus (Muscon- 
gus,) situated on the eonfines of New P'ngltind on the west and inland 
all along, the said shores one hundred leagues in depth, and farther to 
the first habitation made by the Flemings or French, or by the English 
of New Enii'laud ; and the spaca of thirteen leagues into the sea, the 
length of the said shores aforesaid, ete. 

At "Westminister, Aug. 9, IGoG." 

162 Stephen 31esser^ of BlueJiill and LoicelU Maine. 


His descendants say *'Tbat Stephen Messer, Senior, came to 
this country with his Avife, Nancy Barker, and settled in Andover, 
Mass., in 1740," but query — ? 

Stephen Messer, Sen., of Andover, was in the 1)attle of Bunker 
Hill, 1775, and as of Methuen at Ticonderoga, 1776. Ensign 
Nathan Messer (a family name down to this time) was in the 
French war, from Essex county, in 1759. I suppose these two 
men were of this fiimily. Stephen ^^lesser, Jr. was born in 
Andover, Mass., May 10, 1773. In 1794, became to Blue Hill, 
and there married Marv, dauf^hter of Jonathan Darlino-, Jr., Dec. 
15, 1796. She born Aug. 8, 1774. He resided in Blue Hill 
until 1814 when he moved to Stetson, where his family lived 
until December, 1820. In June, 1818, Mr. ^Messer with his 
brother-in-law, Samuel Darling, went to what is now Lowell, 
adjoining Enfield, and formerly called Cold Stream Settlement, 
and took up lots of land and fell the first trees June 16, 1818. 
These were the first farms settled upon North of Passadumkea<>: 
on the East side of Penobscot Eiver. No other settlers went into 
Lowell or this region until 1819. Except the settlement at 
Houlton, this was the most northerly settlement in ^Maine at that 
time. Mr. Messer moved his family from Stetson to the settle- 
ment in December, 1820, where he died, 1833; his widow died 
in 1849. The children, all of whom were born in Blue Hill — 
except the last, were : 

i. Stephen Holt. b. Xov. 7. 1797; he lived in Lowell; d. there; m. 

Sophia T. Cunningham; slie born Apr. 25, 1SU4. After the death 

of Mr. Messer, she ni. Charles G. l^ichardson, of Rurlinirton. 
ii. TIannah, b. Feb. 17. 1799; m. John Wood, lie settled in Kntiold. J820. 
iii. Lemuel, b. Oct. 17, ISdO; lived in Enfield; d. July 1. 1875; lu! 

Phebe O. Darling; she b. Dec. 29, 1SU7; he d. July 1, 1875. several 

iv. A:mos PuTXAM. b. Sept. 4. 1S03; lived in Lowell nt^nr Enfield line; 

\A as the well-known Baptist Ck'r;j;ynian, and hunbernian; he ra. 

Lovina A. Cunningham ; he died Dec. 31. 1870. Several children. 
V. Alvan. b. Jan. 1>U8; resides in Enlield; Baptist Clergyman; m. 

Miss Jane Gubtil; she b. Feb.. 3. 1811. 
vi. Mai;v D., b. Sept. 9, 1^11; m. Moses I'easlee, of Lincoln, June 9, 183:j ; 

she d. 1833. 


i. Nancy B.. b. in Stetson, June 3. 1S15; m. James McKenuey, of 
Enlield, Dec. 2, 1830. Several children. 

First Records of Deeds in 3Iachias. 163 


These records were copied and sent to this ^Magazine by William 
D, Patterson, Esquire, of Wiscasset, from the Lincoln County 
Eecords. They show locations of early settlers, dates and mills.- 
All the parties named lived in Machias, unless otherwise stated; 

Josiah Libb^/ sold John White, Jr., of Salem, for £20, land in 
Machias, bounded southerly on the river above Berry's Point which 
river leads to the ^7estern Falls where the mills stand ; easterly on a 
river leading from Berry's Point to the north-west up to Foster's land, 
westerly on a small creek between said land and land of Jonathan 
Carleton's, and ends in a point northerly up the north-west river, con- 
taining forty acres or thereabout, with the wood and the marsh adjoin- 
ing. — Nov. 7, 176G, Vol. 8, Folio l'j'2. 

John Barry sold Joseph Gatchell for £12, 1-16 and 1-2 of 1-lC part 
of the mill, Merry Meeting, Sept. 11, 1771, Vol. 8, Folio 154:. 

Stephen Young, to John Barry for £24, 3 46 of the mill Merry Meet- 
ing, situated in Machias upon Middle Iviver, so called, April 16, 1771, 
Vol. 8, Folio 100. 

Isaiah Foster, to Daniel Stone for £106, 13s. 8d, "a certain piece of 
land in Machias with two dwelling houses and barn thereon standing, 
containing 250 acres more or less, it being the whole of a first division 
lot io Machias, which lot the said Foster now lives upon; also all the 
salt marsh that shall be laid out to said Foster's ri2:!it." — April 8, 1771, 
Vol. 8, Folio 100. 

Daniel Hill, to Amos Boynton, cordwainer, for £40, "a certain 
piece of land with a dwelling house and barn and shop thereon stand- 
ing, containing 10 1-2 acres, lying upon the north side of the road at 
Machias, it being one lot and a half layed out bv sixteen of the first 
settlers of Machias."— July 26, 1760, Vol. 8, Folio 106. 

Aaron Ilanscom, to Nathan Longfellow & Amos Boynton, for two 
thousand feet of merchantable boards. ''One twenty-fourth part of a 
double Saw mill built or building by Mr. Jonathan Longfellow and 
others, on ye middle of the Falls of the ^Yestern River in Machias, 
between the old saw mill and Dublin Saw Mill, so called, April 20, 1767, 
Vol. 8, Folio 107. 

Stephen Darker, to Jonathan Pineo, land in Machias, for £62, 13s, 
4d., July 1, 1771, Vol. 8, Folio 155. 

Stephen Fo?/./k/, to James Brown, land for £12, Sept. 11, 1771, Vol. 
8, Folio 157. 

John Crodcer, to James Brown, land for £2, 8s., Nov. 13, 1770, 
Vol. 8, Folio 165. 

James Brovrn. to David Longfellow, land for £13, 6s., Sd., Sept. 4, 
1771, Vol. 8, Folio 166. 

David Libby, to Samuel Libbv, land in ^lachias, June 1, 1768, Vol. 
8, Folio 167. 

Aaron Hanscorn, to Stephen Parker, land in Machias, June 27, 
1771, Vol. 8, Folio 167. 

16-1 First Iiecords of Deeds in 3IacJuas. 

Morris O'Brien, to Gideon O'Brien, his interest in Macliias Saw ]Mill, 
for £100, Sept. oO, 1771, Vol. 8, Folio 175. 

Obediah IJill, sold Daniel Holt, for £30, land 150 acres, bounded 
sontberly by salt marsh, 75 rods : easterly by land of Gieo. Sevey, one 
mile ; northerly b}- common lan.d which is not laid out, 75 rods ; west- 
erly by land of Danitl Hill. July 27, 1771, Vol. 8, Folio 151. 

Stephen Yonvg sold Nathaniel Siuclair, Deputy vSheriff, 1-16 part of 
a Saw mill, standing upon Midle River in Machias, known by the name of 
Merry Mill, Sept. 11, 1771, Vol. 8, Folio 152. 

Isaac Larrabee^ to Rev. James Lvon,* land at Western I'alls, £13, 
6s., 8d., May 6, 1772, Vol. 1), Folio 1. 

Solomon Stone,, cordwainer, to Al)raham Clark and John Siukler, 
blacksmitli, land, £30, Vol. 9, Folio 1. 

Thomas Knight, to Job Earnara, land £30, Oct. -4, 1771, Vol. 9, 
Folio 71. 

Jonathan Woodruf, to Stephen Smith, f of Sandwich, 1-16 of the 
north-west side of the Rock Mill, so called, situated upon the AVestern 
Falls River, £13, Cs , 8d., May 28, 1772, Vol. 9, Folio 71. 

Job Burnnm, to Stephen Smith, of Machias, trader, a certain wharf 
situated in Machias at the "Western Falls, with a store frame thereon 
standing, Sept. 9, 1772, Vol. 9, Folio 72, 

Jonathan Ptneo, to Stephen Smith, land, July 23, 1772, \o\. 9, 
Folio 72. 

Stephen Parker, trader, to Obediah Hill, husbandman, land, Aug. 2^' 
1772, £100, Vol. 9, Folio 72. 

James Elliott, to John Avery, Esquire and John Avery, Jr., both of 
Boston, mortgnge of '2-S of the stream saw so called, in the Dublin Saw 
Mill! so called, situated as standing on t'ie south side of Western River 
so called, in Machias, the said 2-8 of said saw being 2-16 of saidmill, 
May 22, 1773, Vol. 9, Folio 166. 

Joseph Holmes sold Ichabod Jones, of Boston, merchant, 1-12 part of 
the double saw mill Unity, at the Western Falls at Machias, standing 
on the Island, l)Ounded on the old mill pond on one side, and the River 
upon the other side, and also 1-16 part of a double saw mill called 
Dublin, standing on the southern side of said Fahs, and built by me in 
companv with IMorris 0'l)rien, John Underwood and others, in 1765, 
£58, 13s., 4d., June 24, 1772, Vol. 9, Folio 194. 

Daniel Dill, yeoman, to Ichabod Jones, of Boston, merchant, for 
£59, 3s. '^A\\ right I have in 1-16 of the first double sawmill built on 
the northern side of the Western Falls * * * also all right in a certain 
lot of land with the dwelling house thereon; said lot containing 250 
acres, bounded westerly on the Western River, southerly on Holt's lot, 
easterlv on common land, northerly on Japhet Hill's home lot." — April 
27, 1773, Vol. 10, Folio 10. 

* First minister at Machias. 

t Hon. .Steplu'U Stnitli wa- of Sandvvieh, May 28, 1772, aud of Machias, Sept. 0, 1772. 
It was about that time tliat he settk'd there. 

Hyn. Thomas lilce, of PownaJhorougli, now Wisca^set^ Me. 1G5 

Aaron Hanscom, yeoraan, to Ichabod Jones, of Boston, trader, for 
£20. -'Land being on and adjoiuino^ to Eastern River, at 3tlacliias, viz : 
Beginning at Joseph Seve^^'s south-east corner, from thence running 
north-west 18 rods, south-west 17 rods, and then south-east to the Mill 
Pond."— Feb. 20, 1769, Vol. 10, Folio 11. 

Joseph Munson^ to same for =£27, 18s. "Land lying by the Eastern 
River, so called, bounded by land of Samuel Scott upon one side, 
thence running 8U rods north-east by said River to Samuel Rich's south- 
west line, thence running north-west 400 rods, thence south-west to 
Samuel Scott's north-east line where it meets the first mentioned bound- 
arv, together with all the dwellino- houses and buiidinos thereon stand- 
ing."— May 20, 1773, Vol. 10, Folio 11. 

Sanuiel Libbee, to same for .£27, 14s. "1-16 part of the Double 
Saw Mill, Unity, or more commonly called the Rock ^lill, standing and 
beino; on the Island at the Western Falls." * * * May 14, 17737 Vol. 
10, Folio 12. 

WWiam Cu.rti>i. bricklayer of ]Machias to same for £29. "Land on 
western side of River, a little below where Western and Eastern River 
meet, fronting easterly 100 rods on said River, and bounded southerly 
on the lot improved by Isaac Larrabee, and northerly by the lot 
taken up and improved l)y David Libby, and to extend westerly until it 
makes 250 acres." 

Sijh'a-nus Scotf^ gentleman to same for £20. "Xo. eleven, a seven 
acre lot of land more or less, frontiuoj southerly on the River and 
bounded on the east side by the lot No. Ten, laid out to Solomon Stone, 
and on the western side by lot Xo. Twelve, laid out to Samuel Scotts, 
and on the Pear by the Marsh, which lot was laid out to m.e as a ^lill 
Lott upon the northern side of the "Western Falls at ]Machias." June 
23, 1766, Vol. 10, Folio 14. 

John SinMer, blacksmith, to Stephen Smith, merchant, for £.30* 
One of the sixteen ]\lill Lotts and originally laid out to Mr. Solomon 
Stone, and containing about seven acres. May 8, 1773, Vol. 10, Folio 

James Flinn., yeoman, to Elisha Mayhew, trader, for £10. Part of 
Mill Lot and 1-2 of wharf privilege on said Lot." Mar. 12, 1774, Vol. 
10, Folio 107. 


Thomas Rice was born in Sutton, Mass., 1737, and gTadiiated 
at ILirvaid College 1750. He studied medicine with Dr. Oliver 
Prescott, of Groton, ]Mass., and settled in the practice of his pro- 
fession at Wiscasset Point, I713O-I. He was the first reirnlar 

166 Hon. Thovias liice, of Poicnalhorouglt^ noiv Wiscasset^ Me. 

physician ^vho settled east of Kennebec River, witli the exception 
of Dr. AViiliam Cra\Yfoi'd at Fort Pownal. Doctor Rice was emi- 
Dent in his profession and had a hirge and successful practice. 
He early took an interest in political afiairs, and was the first 
Re}>resentalive to the General Court east of Kennebec River, 1774. 
He was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Register of 
Deeds, Senator, 1780, three years, and one of the early Trus- 
tees of Bowdoin College. He died A])ril 21, 1812, aged 74 years 
4 months. He married Re!)ecca,* daughter of John Kingsbury, 
of Wiscasset, Jan. 15, 1767. She was born in , Mass., 

Dec. 16, 1746 and died Aug. 19, 1816, aged ^ years. Their 
children : 

i. Thomas. Jr., b. >rarch 30, 176S. Graduated at Harvard College. 1791. 
Studied law with I'imotliV Bigelo\v% of Grotoii, Mass.. and settled in 
Winslow, Maine. April 1795, He was a man of eminence in his pro- 
. fession. He was Kepresentative to General Court 1S14. Representa- 
tive to Congress 1S17. He d. Aug. 24 (25). 1S54. aged 84. He m. 
first Sarah, daughter of the Hon. William, and 3Iercy (Porter) 
Swan, of Sardiner, Me., 170G; she was b. 1777. in Groton, 

ISlass.. and d. in 1840. No issue. He married in liis old a/e. 
secondly, Susannah Green, who died Dec. 1. 1879. By his last wife 
he had a r-on, Thomas G., who was a soldier in the late war and d. 
at Vandalia. Louisiana. Oct. 4. 18G5. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Mar. 4. 1770; d. Sept. 25. 1772. 

iii. John, b. Aug. 24. 1771; d. Oct. 7. 1772. 

iv. Rebecca, b. May 6. 1772; d. May 13, 1773. 

V. John. b. May 15, 1774; d. Oct. 21. 1790. 

vi. William, b. Jan, 7, 177G; settled in Bangor; merchant and ship- 
builder. Aman of character, and standing; unmarried; d. Dec. 13, 
1842, aged G7. 

vii. Charles Rice. b. Aug. 14, 1779. Came to Bangor early in the 
century; merchant; removed to Brewer; Post-master there 1819 to 
1827 when he removed back to fjangor. He was Register of Deeds 
and held nniny other otlicial positions. He d. Dec. 25, 183G.t He 
m. Miranda, daughter of Capt. Wm. Hammond, Sen., of Bangor, 
July 31, 1814. She d. Dec. 4. 1834. Children: 

1. Ellen M.. b. Bangor. June 19. 1815; m. 

2. Harriet S., b. Bangor. Feb. IG. 1817; m. Edwin D. Godfrey, 

of Bangor, AngT 12, 1840. He removed to Hannibal. Mis- 
souri, where he d. ^lay, 187S. Their daughter Ada F. b. 
Oct. 28, 1S4G; m. Isaac H. Merrill, of Bangor. Jan. 30. 1873. 

3. Charles H., b. Brewer, Nov. 13, 1818. Resides in Wayland, 
Mass.; ni. 


t IlLbtory Penobscot County, p. 697 

Inscri])tio7is from Grave Stones at St. Andreivs^ N. B, 167 

V 4. Thomtis. b. Brewer. Sept. 19, 1S21: m. Charlotte J. Godfrev, 
Mav 1S4S. lie d. ia Hanuibul, .Alissouri, 3iav 1872; she 
d. Xov. 9, 1SS5. 

5. IJebecca Bahlwin. b. Brewer. Oct. 29. 1S23; m. C. 11. Oakcs. 

6. AViliiain. b. Brewer. Oct. 9. 182.1 ; d. May 30, 1S2G. 

7. He?iry AV., b. Bangor, Dec. 5, 1827, of Chicag-o. 

8. John Abbott, b. Bangor, Dec. 5. IS27; in business in Bangor 

of firm of Stetson c^ Co. for several years, llemoved to 
Milwaukee about 1859-00; large nierchaiit there. He d. in 

Chicago, Jan. 31, 1889. He m. Foster. The}" bad two 

sons and two daughters. ' I 

9. AVilliaiu H., b. Bangor. Aug. 22, 1834. of Chicago; m.)Vl/t^-M- ' 
10. Edward Barker, b. Bangor, Aug. 22, 1834, of Chicago; in. ] 

viil.WAKKEN, lived in Wiscasset; d. Dec. 13, 1851; m. Jane ; she d. 

March 4, 1818. nged 33. He m. second, Mary , who d. May 1, 

1854, aged OS. Cliikb-en : 

1. Jane, by first wife; resides in "Wiseasset; unmarried. 

2. Daniel \\ebster. by second wife, b, 1828; d. Wiseasset, 1882; 

iiad wife and children. 

3. Rebec<ra P., b. 1830; d. unmarried Mar. 7, 1855. 

ix. Eebecca, — possibly not in oi-der. — ni. Kev. Freeman Parker, who was 
b. in Barnstable, M;iS;.. July, 1770; graduated Harvard College 1797 ; 
ordained minister at Dresden. .Maine. Sept. 2, 1801; dismissed 182(3; 
removed to Edgecomb and Wiseasset, where lie d. April 24, 1804, 
a£:ed 70. 


Steven Jarvis, died Nov. 7, 1834, aged 73. 

Relict Ann, died Sept. 10, 1848, agJd S6. 

Samuel Frye, M. D. A native of Fryeburg, Me., for 37 years a medi- 
cal practitioner of this town, died Sept. 27, 1847, aged 60. 

Sarah, his wife died May 11, 1847, aged b6. 

Gordon Gilchrist, of Sutherland, England, died April 21, 1846, aged S6. 
Erected by his daughter, Helen Gilchrist, of Taunton, Mass. 

Mrs. Mary C4ilchrist, died Apr. 15, 1816, aged 52. 

Angus ^McDonald, Capt. in North Carolina Highlander's Regiment, and 
Catherine, his wife— April 12, 1805, Aug. 3, 1800. 

Thomas Wyer,* Esquire, died Feb. 24, 1824, aged 79. 

Robert Pagan,* Esquire, died Nov. 23, 1821, aged 71. 

Elisha Shelton Andrews, High Sheriff 28 years, died May 26, 1833, 
aged 61. 

Rev. Samuel Andrews, First Rector of this Parish, died Sept. 26, 1818, 
aged S2. 

James Berry, born ]May 8, 1850, died Nov. 1811. 

Wife Sarah, born June 10, 1774, died June 18, 3 847. 

Mrs. Amy Campbell, died Feb. 28, 1817, aged 55. 
"Colin Campbell, Esq., born Glasgow, jMay 10, 1783, died Aug. 30, 1843. 

Wife Amy, died July 16. 1830, aged 54. 

Robert Stevenson, from Scotland, died Jan. 28, 1820, aged 43. 

Benjamin Milliken. from Buckfield, Maine, died July 13, 1741, aged 40. 

Ephraim Willard, died Mar. 20, 1826, aged 53. 

David AVatson, died Jan. 18, 1851, aged 70. 

Wife Jean, died July 8, 1856, aged 70. 

(D. F.'"CA:MPBELL, St. Andrews, N. B.) 

* Loyalists from rortland, Me., and di-linpruisdied citizens of St. -MidrL'Wa. 

168 Pay Roll of Indians in the Defence af Machias. 


From tl}e Books of Col. John Allan. 
1777, Dec. 31. 

Ambroise St. Aubine,* 

Noel Wallace,! 

Nicholas Hawawesch, 

league rene, 

Ca^Jt. John Preble, 

Lieut. Delesdcrnier, 

Lieut. James Avery, 

Noel St. Aubine, 

Loui Roche, 

Pierre Joseph Assaclemouit, 

Toma Esquatpan, 

Joseph Tomma, 

Francis Blackducks, 

Pierre Joe, 

Pierre Toma,J: 

Joseph Snseh, 

Michel Forelegs, 

Pierre Joseph, 

Jean Battest Forelegs, 

Noel Assademouit, 

Loui Assademouit, 

Grand Pierre, 

Francis Joseph Ilowawas, 

Charles Nocoat, 

Jean Bap Neptune, § 

Francis Joseph Neptune, 

Pierre Benovet, 

Francis Xayier,!j 

Joseph Gull, 


Andrew Quaret, 
Paul Suseh, 
Antoine Goudan, 

Jean Baptist Lapont, 
Ettien Demour, 
Pierre Cook, 
Joseph Cook, II 

Ettiewe Nimcr)St, 
Isaiah Boudraeu, 
' Jean Leblanc, 
Nicholar Goridau, 
Pierre Benoret, 

40i)£ ;;s o<i. 

* Chief of St. John tribe of Indians. 

■<■ Chief of Pussiinnquoddy tribe. 

X Cliief of St. John tribe. 

6 Chi»jf of Piissumaqtioddy tribe; died Jan. G, 1778, aged 60. 

jl Irioquois or :>Ioha\vk indiau.s. 





















































































Joshua Treaty Pioneer Settler on Penobscot JRiver. 1G9 


Joshua Treat was the son of Joseph Treat, of Boston, born 
Sept. 22, 1729. He was half brother of Major Robert Treat, an 
earl}' settler in Bangor. Joshua learned the trade of gunsmith of 
Ills father, and seems to have been at Fort St. Georges in 1750, 
where he was Armorer of Capt. Jabez Bradley's company from 
Aug. 30, 1750, to June 16, 1753, and later until 1759. He was 
a skillful interj^rctor of the Indian language, and was one of 
thirty-two persons who ^yitnessed the Treaty with the Indians 
Oct. 20, 1752. 

In 1759 he accompanied Governor Pownal on his expedition to 
the Penobscot River. Fort Pownal was built this year at what is 
now Fort Point. Mr. Treat became Armorer there. He held a 
commission as Ensign in Capt. Geo. Berry's con]pany from April 
1, to tluly 16, 1759. In 1760, Dec. 17, he sent a petition to the 
General Court, (Mass. Archives 79 :332) asking renumcration for 
money paid out while sick in the Province service. In his 
petition he says he has been in service as Armorer at Fort St. 
Georges upwards ot ten years, that when Fort Pownal was built 
"he was sent there, and was taken sick in August, 1759 and 
removed to St. George, and from thence to Boston, and 
expended over £11 which he had paid himself; he asks for con- 
sideration tor this and also an addition to his wages. His day 
book beginning 1768, 237 pages is now in possession of Joseph 
Williamson, Esq,, of Belfast. 

Mr. Treat returned to Fort Pownal and there continued to be 
Armorer until the Fort was dismantled in 1775. He removed 
his fiimily from St. George, and settled near Fort Pownal in what 
is now Stockton. Stockton was originally in the town of Frankfort 
which was incorporated June 2b, 1789, and extended from Belfast 
line to Wheeler's ^lills, now Hampden. Prospect was set off 
from Frankfort and incorporated Feb. 24, 1794, and included the 
territory between x^Iarsh River and Halfway Creek. Searsport 
was incorporated Feb. 13, 1845 ; it took a little from Beflast and 
the rest from Prospect. Stockton was set off from Searsport and 

170 Joshua Treaty Pioneer Settler on Pcnohscot River. 

incorporated ]Mar. 13, 1857. ]Nfr. Treat's homestead lot ^vas 
therefore in Frankfort, Prospect, Searsport and Stockton. 
His lot was situated near the head of ^Yhat is now known as Fort 
Point Cove, on the shore, just al)ove Stockton Village, and 
divided hy the county road. His house was in the southeasterly 
corner of the lot, the cellar being now visible. Nearer the shore 
is his grave, unmarked hy any monument. - Tiie lot was divided 
between his sons. Kobert had the nortlierly half, and James the 
southerly half. In later years it has been again divided, and 

occupied by Ezra Blanchard, Samuel Blanchard, Harriman, 

— Heath, James Griffin and AVm. Shute. 

Oct. 2, 1787, Joshua Treat, of Frankfort, sold land at St. 
George to Moses Robinson, Senior. (Lincoln Kecords, Vol. 22, 

Mr. Treat moved his familv to Camden durimj the Pevolution- 

ary War, but returned soon after. He died Aug. 17, 1802. He 

married first, Catherine, daughter of William and C'atherino 

(Cunningham) James, of St. George, Dec. 9, 1755. She was 

born about 1735 and died May 4, 1790. He married second, 

Mrs. Polly Lancaster, Dec. 25, 1793. The children all by first 

wife except the last one, were born, the two first at St. George, 

and the others in what is now Stockton : 

i. Joshua, born Sept. IG. 17."^0; settled at Frankfort. 

ii. Catheuine, h. :Mar. 4. 17.57: died Dec. 20. 17G0. 

iii. Mary. b. Sept. 2;^. 1759; d. Dec. 10. 17G3. 

iv. i\NN. b. .Tiiae S, 17G2; d. Mav 5. 17G4. 

V. Joseph, b. Jan. 14. 17G4; settled at Frankfort. 

vi. J0HN% b. June 4, 17GG: d. Atii?. 29. 17GG. / 

vii. Catherine, b. June 14. 17GS; d. June .30. 17G8. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. July 10. 17G0; married Nathan Griffin. 

ix. William James, b". Dec. 2G, 1771. 

X. John, b. Au^. 22, 177.>. 

xi. Samuel, b. Aug. 22. 1775, twin; d. unmarried at Winterport 1S58. 

xii. KoBERT. b. June G, 1777; settled in Stockton (now). 

xiii. James, b. Aug. ;]0, 1779; settled in Stockton. 

xiv. Warren, b. Sept. IG, IbOl ; d. 1301. 


Joshua Treat, Jr., born Sept. IG, 1756. He was one of the 

first settlers at Marsh Bay, now Frankfort. He is said to have 

built the first log house, the first saw mill, and the first vessel 
built there. 

Joshua Treaty Pioneer Settler on Penobscot River, 171 

1784, 'Mny 24, Joshua Treat, Jr., of Penobscot, Gentleiuai), bays of 
Ichabod Colsoii, of Penobscot, Gentleman, for JCGO ''one hundred 
acres butting upon a cove, called Green Cove, on the north part, and 
upon a stream caUcd Northern Stream of Marsh Bay, on the southerly 
part, being a Point called Flying Point, on the west side of Penobscot 
Eiver, being the head land on the northwest side of Marsh River, 
boundiog on said Treat, on the northerly side running east from the 
above mentioned Green Cove, beginning at a Brook in said Cove." — 
(Lincoln Co. Records, Book 10, Folio ol3.) 17S7, Sept. 1, Joshua 
Treat, Jr., sold the same to Robert Treat for £(30. 

1787, Sept. 1, Joshua Treat, Jr., sold Robert Treat "100 aci'es 
westerly side of the northerly branch of Marsh River, being the place I 
now live on, butting and bounding on said stream, being tift}^ rods in 
Tvidth and one mile in length, lying between land of Joseph Treat on 
the southerly side, and William Moor on the nortlierly side, the course 
of the lot being west and by north, with one-half of a double Saw Mill." 
Feb. 13, 1788, he bought of Reuben Goodwin land at the mouth of 
Marsh River. — (Lincoln Rec., Vol. 20, Fol. 45.) Oct. 27, 171)5, he 
bought land of l^hiilip Danford, at a place called Goshen Settlement, in 
Frankfort, bounded on land of James Couillard and Samuel Clark. — 
(Hancock Rec, Vol. 3, Fol. 520.) 

He married Lydia, daughter of CoL Jonathan raid Lj'dia Buck, 

of Bucksport, IMarcli 5, 1780. She boni in Haverhill, ^lass., Oct. 

23, 1761 ; died Nov. 18, 1842. He died Oct. 4, 1826. Children : 

i. Amos. b. Jan. IS. 17S1; of Frankfort; was in the War of 1S12; d 
fc?ept. IS, 1S5S. m. first, Sallv Gross, Dec. 15. 1SU5. She d. Dec. IS 
JS58; m. second. Betsev Colsoa, July 15, 182-. She d. Dec. 21, 
1S20. Children of first wife: 
L Irene, b. ^lay 11. 1S06; m. Edward T. Gross. 

2. Amos, b. Api-il 17, 180S; ni. 

3. Elmira, b. Feb. 7. 1S12; m. Alfred Grant. 

i). Catherine 'J'REAT, b. Dec. 2, 1783; m. Waldo Pierce, Esquire, of 
Frankfort, Dec. 4, 1803. He d. Oct. 1S41; she d. Aug. 24, lSn3. 
Children, thirteen in number: 

1. Waldo Treat Pierce, b. Sept. 16. 1814; merchant of Bano:or- 

He d. April 24. 1S5S; he ni. Hannah J. Hills, of Bangor ; she 
b. Newbury. Mass., June 9, 1S05 ; d. in Gorhani, N. II., 
whither she had gone for health. Sept. 24. 1S53. Chihlren : 
Waldo T. Pierce. Jr., d. in infancy; Waldo T. Pierce, Jr.. of 
Boston; Ada H. Pierce, m. Joseph Williamson. Jr.. of 
Belfast, 1S.')7. He was b. in Belfast; graduated Bowdoin 
College, 1840, and settled in tlie practice of 'aw in {>oif;ist. 
He is muoh interested in historical matters and a frequent 
contributor to this Magazine. Mrs. N\'illiam-on d. in March 
1872, leaving a son ami two daughters; Luther li. Pierce, 
m. and resides in Chicago; June Pierce, m. Gen. Charles 
W. Poberts, of Bangor, June 28. 1807; Florence McG. 
Pierce, ni.; resides in Chicago; Mellen C. Pierce, in. Anna 
(\ liayford, of Bangor, Dec! 24, 1SS2. 

2. Emily J. Pierce, m. Hon. Charles Stetson, of Bangor, Sept. 

12, 1833. He d. May 27, 18S3 ; several children. M.e.iaiu 

172 Joshua Treat Pioneer Settler on Pench^cot Iliver. 

Stetson residt'S in Bmif^or. See this Magazine Vol. Ill, page 

3. liny wan] Pierce, Bangor merchant, deceased. 

4. Chailes H. Tierce. 

5. George A. Pierce, of Frankfort. 

6. Harriet Maria Pierce. 

7. Caroline Pierce. 

8. Lucilla S. Pierce. 

9. Artliur Pierce. 

10. Sihis F. Pierce. 

11. Jane. 

VI. Nancy A. 

13. Valeria. 
iii. Joshua Tkeat, Jn.. b. Dec. 2G, 1785, in Frankfort; lived there on 
southwesterly side of Marsh Stream at the end of the bridge. He 
wus a mercliant of line bnsiness character and capafirv. He 
d. Oct. 23, 1S3(5. He m. Susan l*:irker. April 20. ISlio; she 
d. Sept. IG. 1825. He m. second Widow Haniet Treat, Oct. 4, 
1820. Children all by tlr^t wife: 

1. Alice, b. Aug. 30'. 1S06 ; m. General Jonathan Merrill Nov. 27, 

1S26; she d. June 1. 1832. 

2. Jonathan, b. Apr. 15. 1808: d. Jan. 1. ISll. 

3. Oliver Parlccr, b. Mav 2, 1810: ni. Marv Ann. daughter of Ezra 

Treat Sept. 14, 1832. He died Dec." 8. 1833. 

4. Jonathan P.. b. Apr. Il.l6l2; m. Lucy Ham. Apr. IS, 1841. 

He d. at sea July 20. 1853. 

5. Emeline, b. Mav 27. 1814; m. Jonathan ^Merrill, her brother- 

in-law, Dec. 1. Ps32; she d. Aug. 20, 1865. 

6. Upton, b. July 15, 1816; of Frankfoit; m. Sarah M. Jones; m. 

second, l^euinah A. ^Viswell ; Pose Wiiitney. third. 

7. Adams, b. May 25, ISIS; of Frankfort; m. his cousin, Laura 

Jane, daughter of Jonatiian Treat, 1843. He died Dec. 19, 

8. Nancy, b. Nov. 30, 1820; m. ^Villiam Treat June 1, 1S40. 

iv. Jonathan Tkeat, b. Jan. 22, 1787, in Frankfort, where hi; lived 
between Treat's Point and the Village, on the north side of Marsh 
Bay. He d. Mav Ifi, 1868, Hem. Deborah Parker. Dec. 23, 1812; 
she b. Mar. 2. 1795; d. May 12. 18S7, aged 92. Children all 
b. Frankfort : 

1. William, b. July 23, 1813. He m. Xancy (of Col. Ezi-a; Treat 

June 1, 1840. He d. in Bangor, June 6. 1879. 

2. George, b. Oct. 15,1815; m. Harriet Andrews, 1838. He d. 

Sept. 2G. 18G5. 

3. Henry, b. Sept. 22. 1817; hem. Abigail, of Ezra Ti-eat. He 

had one son. Charles H. Treat. ofGeorgetown, Deleware. 

4. James, b. Dec. 8,1819; m. Mary Kidley? He d. Oct. 22, 


5. Rufus, b. Apr. 28, 1822; d. Sept. 7, 1825. 

6. Laura Jane, b. Dec. 20. 1824 ; m. Adams Treat, her cousin 1843. 

7. Kufus, b. May 14, 1827; d. Nov. 2, 1849. 

8. Matilda A., b. June 15, 1829; d. May 17. 1S4S. 

9. Jonathan F., b. Apr. 6, 1831. of San Andreas, Capfornia. 

10. Edwin Parker, b. Sept. 22. 1833; m.; resides in Frankfort. 

11. Ellen M.. b. Mav 6. 1830; mar. John F. Dwver. 

12. Valeria Peirce. b. Mar. 3. 1840; d. Oct. 18, 1841. 
v. William, b. Jan, 2G. 1789; d. June 5. 1797. 

vi. Lydia, b. June 10. 1791 ; d. Nov. 28, 1792. 

vii. PoiiKRT. b. A\)T. 28, 1793; of Frankfort; merchant; Colonel of the 
Pegiment; di>tingui.-hed citizen. He d. Oct. IG, 1859. He tn. 
Joanna, daughter of General John Crosbv, of Hampden, Dec. 22 
1823 ; she b. Oct. 29, 1801 ; d. Dec. 17, 1SS3. Children : 

Joshua Treat, Pioneer Settler on Penobscot River. 173 

-1. Webster, b. I^ec. 4. 1827. 

2. Kobert Crosbv. Nov. 4. 1S29; cl. in nans^or, Oct. 7. 1S67. 

3. Ann Muria. b' Nov. 2.3. 1&24; d. 1826. 

4. Franklin, b. June 4, 1S;32; removed to Rhode Island; d. 1SS7. 

5. Albert, b. July 11, 1S34; d. .Sept 20, b^6S. 

6. Eveljn M., b. June. 4, 1S36; ni. Hon. William Fenn White- 

bouse, of Aui:rnsta. 

7. Frederick, b. Feb. 11. 1839; d. July 22, 1854. 

8. Waldo P., b. Feb. 3, 1841. 

Yiii.LYDTA. b. April 20. 1705; m. James Buck of Bucksport. Dec. 31, 1820; 

she d. Dee. 17. 1872: he d. Mar. 31, 1867, i\'^oi\ 79 years 6 months. 
ix. ]^Iaky, b. Mar. 24, 17'j9; d. unmarried Sept. 23, 1859. 
X. Nancy, b. June 7, 1801; d. Dec. 7, 1820. 


Joseph Treat, born Jan. 14, 17G4. Settled in Frankfort and 
cleared up a farm at Marsh Ba}', on Tyler or Whitman Hill where 
he lived. He died May 6, 1836; married Abigail, daughter of 
Ezra Ide, of Frankfort, Nov. 27, 1788. She born Jan. 4, 1771 ; 
died Feb. 3, 1849. Children born Frankfort: 

i. EzHA. b. Dec. 23. 1791. lie was Representative from Prospect. 1825. 

He married Hannah Mclntire, Feb. 16. 1817. lie d. Oct. 8, 1827. 
ii. Hannah, b. June 25. 1704; d. July 23. 1705. 
iii. CAxnAiUNE, b. May 28. 1706; m. John Kingsbury, Mar. 30, 1846; she 

d. Nov. G. 1858. No children. 
. iv. Natuanikl, b. Dec. 20. 1708; settled in Orono; Eepresentative from 

tiiat town. 1S31; ni. Mary Piirker, 1827. Late in life removed to 

Monroe. Wisconsin. Had children. 
V. Hannah, b. April 10, 1802; ni. Willinm E. Butler; she d. April 9, 

1879. One child, died youni,'. 
vi. Abigail, b. Sept. 17. 1805; d. June 20. 1808. 
' vii. Sarah, b. Oct. 9. 1807; d. Jan. 14. 1832. 

viii. Josf:rH. b. Oct. 24. 1809: settled in Orono; m. Martha. dano:hter of 

Ebenezer Webster, Sept. 24. 1835. He d. Mar. 9, 1871? No chil- 
dren. JSIrs. Treat resides in Orono. 
ix. Abigail, b. Dec. 6. 1811; m. Elvaton P. Butler, of Orono, Jul7 26, 

1836. He d. April 4, 1884. Four children. Mrs. Buttler resides in 

X. Andreav, twin.b. June 23. 1814. Resides Chelsea, Mass. ; m. Sarah J. 

Wyllie Sept. 21. 1843; merchant, Boston; d. in Chelsea. Mass. 
xi. Arthur, b. .June 23. 1814; m. Harriet P. Wyllie. June 13, 1843. He 

d. May 6, 1888. Merchant. 


Elizabeth Treat, born July 10, 17G9 ; married Nathan 
Griffin, of Stoekton, Dec. 10, 1789. Farmer and Fisherman. 
He born Stonington, Conn., Mar. 10, 1763; died in what i.s now 
Stockton, Feb. 5, 1851; -svife died Jan. 22, 1837. Chiklren : 

i. Catharine, b. Aug. 31, 17C0; m. Joseph Park, July 11, 1811; she 

d. Jan. 8. 1826. 
ii. Pf.i.ko. b. Jan. 30. 1792; ni. Marv Clewley, Dee. 20, 1817; she d. June 

4, 1827. 
iii. DESUiE, b. >[av 30. 1794; m. Henry Hitcbborn, of Stockton, Jan. 19, 

1814; shed. Feb. 25, 1831. 

174 Joshua Treat, Pioneer Settler on Penobscot Biver. 

iv. John. b. :\hiv 30. 1797; m. Elizabeth Dicker, Oct. 12, 1S19. He 

d. Nov. 8.-? 1S74, 
y. Xathan, b. >lar. 11. 1799; d. unmarried Feb. 27, 1S7G. 
vi. Elizabkth, b, 1802; d. 1804. 
vii. NAHL^t M., b. Mar. IG, 1S05 ; ra. tlrst Amelia Colcnrd, Dec. 29, 1829; 

slie d. Xovenber, 1838; he m. second Mrs. Mary Ciitlbrd. 
viii. James \j., b. Nov. 16. 1807; m. Lvdia Bhmchard Jan. 20, 1831, lie 

d. July 31. 1SS4. 
ix. Jessk, b. Jan. 14. ISll ; m. first ^faria Ford Xov. 30. 1835; m. second 

Mrs. oarah Patterson. Oct. 12, 18G7. lie died 188G. 
X. Isaac II., b. March 13. 1813; m. Delia E. ^Staples. Jan. 19, 1837. 


AYiLLiAM James Treat, ])orn Dec. 'Kj^ 1771 ; lived iii what is 
now Prospect; njarriecl Huldah, datiuliter of E})hraim Stinsoii, 
April 24, 1792. He died Sept. 16, ISOl. Children born in what 
is now Prospect : 

i. William, b. Sept. 1, 1792: ni. Sarah Davis; he d. Dec. 30, 1853. 

ii. Betsey L., b. .^ept. 1. 1792; d. . 

iii. JosELii, b. Sept. U. 1793; m. Staples. 

iv. Samuel. 1). April 17, 1795; m. first Mary Perkins. December, ISIS; 

ni. second Lavinia (^irtis Dec. 14. 1832; he d, 1882.? 
V. JOHX, b. April 17. 1795; d. in infancy. 

vi. POELY, b. April IS. 179G; m. Samuel Matthews. Jr., Oct. 19, 1814. 
vii. KOBEiiT, b. Oct. 14, 1797. 
viJi. PiCHARD. b. Oct. 14, 1798; m. Eliza Matthews, of Prospect, May 

IS, 1834. 
ix. John, b. April 28, 1801. 


John Treat was born in Prospect, Aug. 22, 1775. He was a 
small and energetic man, a Methodist and very religious. 
He lived in Prospect, removing to that part of Frankfort now 
Winterport, (1831.) lie died in Hampden, April 11, 1870; his 
o-rave stone is in Hampden. He married first in Prospect, Sarah 
Sweetser, Jan. 1, 1799 ; she died Dec. 30, 1827, in Winterport. 
He married second, Airs. Lucy(Porter)Littlefield, June 24, 1829 ; 
she was the widow of Aaron Littletield, a soldier of the war of 
1812, who was drowned in the Penobscot Piver, at Frankfort ;* 
and daughter of Joseph Porter, of Frankfort; she died Feb. 12, 
1879, a<T^ed 84 : children, those by tirst wife born in Prospect, the 
other three in Winterport : 

i. Catharine, b. Sept. 2S. 1802; she m. Samuel Batchelder, of Prospect, 
published Nov. 3. 1827; he d. ISGS; she d. 187G. A daugliter 

111. Haley, of Prospect. 

ii. RosiLLA, b. Aug. IG. 1804; ni. Josiah Hopkins, of Hampden. June 

3, 1S31; he d. in theautinnn of 1SG9: she di^-d Jan. 15, 18-<S. 
ill. Eliza, b. Feb. 1(], 1807: m. C.ipt. Paron Kilborne, of ilaaipdcn ; he 
J, • shed. Sept. 10, ISSl. Three children. 

He left five children. 

Joshua Treat, Pioneer Settler on Penobscot lUver. 17 

iv. BiRAM. b. jilar. 13. ISOO ; MissLcr JMaYiner of Winterport; m. Almira 

Grant Sept. -21, 1S3S. 
V. John. d. youii«^. 
vi. JA3IES Madison, b. Mas- 5, 1811. of Winterport. (now). He vras lost 

at sea December. 184-i". iJe m. Julia Ann Tryon, May 16, 1835. tShe 

b. Dec. 19. 181D; d. Au^i^. 23. 1>G2. Their daugiiter'. ^ar.ih Tryon 

(Nickerson), m. Capt. George Keed, now of North BucI-:sport. 
vii. Lydia. b. April, 1813; m. first Jacob Hopkins, of Hampden, and 

second George Brooks, of Orrington, Jan. 22, 1S^45; she d. Oct. 20, 

viii.GKOKGE, b. 1817; went to California aboiit 1849; m. first ; no 

childr"n. He ni. second Clarinda Littletield; four cliiidren. 
ix. John, b. Mar. G, 1S19: went to California about 1849. He was in 

the ?*Iexican War. interpretor to General Scott. lie m. Hunnaii 

Heagan about 18G6. He d. Sept. 16, 1SS3; she d. 1S84, leaving 

one daughter. 
X. Abbik, b. April 6, 1825: d. May 3, 1S3S. 
By second marriage: 
xi. Lauka L.. b. Aug. 12. 1S31 ; m. Ilenben D. l^ieh. of Winterport. His 

second marriage. He d. Sep.t. S, 1883. Children. 
xii. Simeon. J. b. Nov. 19, 1832; resides in Eoekiand ; soldier in late War ; 

m. Miivy J. Carlton. 
xiii.MAKY E., b. Dec. 20, 1836; m. James It. Hard; she d. 


EoBERT Treat, born Friday, June Q, 17 77 ; lived in what is 
now Stockton, farmer and fisherman; he died April 11, 1845. 
lie married tirst, ^vlury Ridley, Xov. 12, 1801. lie married sec- 
ond, Mrs. Rebecca (Berry) Crockett, May 15, 183-1; she born in 
J3ath, 1782; died April 15, 1883, aged 100 years. She was the 
widow of Captain Thomas Crockett, and married for her third 
husband, Daniel Goodell, Mar. 14, 1847 ; children : 

i. William, b. 1802: d. Jan. 4. 1812. 

ii. Amos. b. Jan. 28, 1804; d. Apr. 11, 1S5S; m. Amelia L. Staples. Sept. 
14. 1825. 

iii. James, b. Feb. 16, 1806; d. July 5, 1840; m. Harriet Clewly, Jan. 19, 

iv. Upham Stowers. b. Mar. 10, (or 1st), 1808. In early life be settled 
in Eastport,* where he was the pioneer in tbe canning bnsines? in 
this country, tirst canning lobsters, then lish. He afterward bought 
and moved'on to Aban's Inland, now known as Tieat's Island. He 
was elected as a Democrat to tlie Legislature from Eastport in 1855. 
In 1876-7 Japan wished to have its peopls instructed in the art of 
canning and at the request of our government Mr. Treat left for 
Japan on July 1. 1877. for that purpose. He lived there for several 
years and then returned to this country. He d. at St. Paul, Minn., 
Nov. 2. 18s3. He married and had children. 

V. Eliza, b. April 2. 1810; m. Leonard Shute, of Stockton, Feb. 19, 
182:j; she d. April 27. 1843. 

vi. William, b. Jan. 21. 1812; d. 

vii. KOBEKT, b. Oct. 4, 1819; lived in Stockton; m. Amanda Tozier, June 
30, 1843; bed. May 28, 1847. 

viii. Mary Ann, b. May 28. 1824; m. first Capt. William V. Park, of 
StocL'ton. Oct. 15,'l843; iie d. and she m. second John Bradbjry 
1854; she died April 30, 1880. 

• History of Eastport, page 2ti2. 

176 Joshua Treaty Pioneer Settler on Peyiohsctot River. 


James Treat, born Aug. 30, 1779; lived in what is now 

Stockton; bo died Nov. 28, 1819. He married first, Lydia, 

daughter of Oliver and Lydia (Bickncll) Parker, April 20, ISOG ; 

she born in Weymouth, Mass., Dec. 26, 1788; died Feb. 5, 

1885, aged 96 years, 1 mo. 19 days. (She married second, Joseph 

Park, of Prospect, June 15, 182S ; he died November, 1851.) 

Children : 

i. IlAT^RiET, b. June 28, 1S07; m. Tlionias S. Blancliard, Dec. 22. 1825. 
ii. Mahia, b. Seyit. 23, ISIO; ni. Levi liamblin, of Oroiio, ^<\n. 19. 1S35 ; 

she d. Nov. 23. 1841. 
iii. Adaline. b. Sept. 15. 1812; m. :Mieah P. Erskine, Jan. 20, 1842; she 

d. Oct. 3. 18S3. 
iv. Lydia i*ARKEii. b. April 5, 1815; ra. Capt. Benj. B. Park, Dec. 25, 

1S3G; he d. Searsport. 1874; she d. July 4, 1874. 
v. "VYiLLAED James, b. Feb. 7, 1817, feearsport; m. Esther M. Park 

]March 4, 1852; lie now resides at Searsport. 
vi. SuSAX. b. June 25, 1811) ; in. Capt. Joseph L. Park, of Stockton, Feb. 3, 

1842; he d. Nov. 14, 1888; she d. 18^7. 

Note. — J am indebted to Mr. J. H. Treat, of Lawrence, Mass, for assistance 
in the preparation of tliis article. Mr. Treat is compiling- a genealogy of the 
Treat Family and would be glud to receive contributions thereto. — Editor, 

Parole Signed by Inhilltantii of Lang or in TlV/r of 181- . 177 

THE VrAU OF 1812. 

We, the niidersigued, being now prisoners of wai' to the British 
advi\nced 2^1iliLary ancl Naval forces iu the I'l-'noi'^cot. do engage, on 
our wurds of honor, not to take up arn.vS against Great liritain or her 
allies during the continuance of the present hostilities, unless regrdarly 
exchai^ged ; and to tliis agreement we pledge our words of honor and 
aflix our several sisuatures : 

Charles Haminond, 
Tliomas Bortjett, 
Joseph Car.', 
John LeGio, 
Jc^seph Lciivitt, 
Oliver Frye, 
George Logan, 
Jacob Chick, 
- Zebulon vSuiith, 
John Balch, 
Francis Carr, 
John Hani, 
Abner Taylor, 
JClisha Crane, 
James Drumniond, 
Juhn I^eaj'son, 
Isaac Hatch, 
Nathaniel C. Little, 
Kbenczer ^V'eston, 
IMathew ]\[. Burn<, 
Nathaniel Harhju", 
James Carr, Jr., 
Jacob Dennett, 
J. C Liscornb, 
Frederick Knight, 
Daniel Emerson, 
Joseph Knap]), 
Lynde Valentine, 
Zadock Das'i-^, 
AVilliam Gregory, 
Daniel Webster, 
Nathaniel Bussell, 
Jtilm Vv^illiams, 
Edward D. Jarvis, 
William Randall, 
Siujon B. Harriman. 
Timothy ^v^ pKirns, 
Tvloses i':iit'.:n. 

A. Patten, 
Allen Gil man, 
Jauics B. Fiske, 
John LelGro, Jr., 
Tlioiuas A. Hill, 
H. Gonld, 
James Ba''tlett, 
l^hili]) Coombs, 
Geori>"e Barker, 
Ho^ea Rich, 
S. E. Button, 
Asa FLig^, Jr , 
Roljert Eapish, 
John Harlovr, 
Robert Salmond, Jr., 
Richard McGrath, 
John Allen, 
Edmund Dole, 
Jona Holt, 
John Blake,* 
Jose})li ^\''. Boynton, 
BajTiey Hollis, 
Gillman Hook. 
Nathaniel Harlow, Jr., 
Ste[)hen S. Crosby, 
Joseph I^erry," 
Josepli Carnes, 
I'doses Ikisford, 
.James 13udley, 
David J. B,en"'t, 
Elijah Vreljster, 
R.>!;ert Boyd, 
Jnmes Tilton, 
Amos Emerson, 
Daniel Dennis, 
Sars )n Weston, 
Hcnrv rjeorire, 
B,a:u- Wat.on, 

Thomas Brad bury , 
William Emerson, 
"William Robinson, 
Theodore Trafton, 
Peter Burgess, 
Joseph Kendiick, 
Nathaniel Boynton, 
Yv^iliiam Bruce, 
James Poor, 
AVilliam Thompson, 
David Hill, 
Green Sanborn, 
Jona Webster, 
Benjamin Garland, 
Oliver Frost, 
Newell Bean, 
W iggias Hill, 
John Barker, 
Alexander Savage, 
William Dole, 
Eliashib Adams, 
Benoni Hunt, 
Asa Davis, 
Samuel Salmond, 
Elisha Skinner, Jr.,* 
Samuel S. Fields, 
Silas Hatch, 
R bert Bovnton, 
Wm. D. Williamson, 
AViliiam Rice, 
]]. Harrod, 
John Webster, 
Joshua Jordan, 
David Randall, 
Samuel G. Adams, 
David Howa d, 
:\Iichael Sa-gent, 
Elij di P. Goodrich, 

Of Brusv».-r. 

ITS Parole Sinned hu InJialifant.^ of Banqor in Tiar of 1S12. 

Joseph Lfimnert, ^^nleb C. Billings, Joseph Potter, 

Peter Perkins, Johu Boyoton, John Sargent, 

Jackson Davis, Thomas 3Iann, George Savage, 

John Oakei, William Boyd, Simon Ilarriman, 

John Oakes, Jr., Asa Flagg, Edward Sargent, 

Isaac Lincoln, Allen Clark, Sanuiol Smith, 

John Howard, John Treat, Jacob Hra-t,* 

Simeon Everton, John Hook, Jacob McGaw, 

Edward Kelly, Pobert Treat, "William Forbes,- 

Joshua Treat, Joseph Whipple, Elisha Hammond, 

George W. Brown, John Kenny, Tilly Brown, 

Harvey Jameson, John Garman, P'O"^ Clark, 

Daniel Lambert, Daniel Dresser, Nathan Parsons, 

Silas FJarthorn, Sherlock Parsons, Josiah Stone, 

Tim.othy Crosby, Timothy Crosby, Jr., AViliiam Lowder, 

David G. Parsons, Abel ]Morrill, John Lafavor, 

John Hovvard, Closes Brown, John Clark, 

Archil'-ald McPhetres, David JELirthoru, David Harthorn, 2d, 

Ashbel Hai'tlioru, Joseph Harthorn, Andrew Habcy, 

Benjamin Clark, Samuel Sherburne, Joseph Clark, 

Joseph Llarthorn, Pobert IMcPhetres, Pichard Garcelou, 

Daniel Clapp, Timothy Miller, Daniel Kimball, 

Sylvanns Rich, Joel Fisher, Lemuel Smith, 

John IMiller, Levi Leathers, Arnold Murray, 

William Little, John BLnsdell, Gideon Dutton, 

Isaac Spencer, , William Hasey, Josei/h Mansell. 

We do hereby certify that the persons named in the foregoing list, 
beginning with the narje of Charles Hammond and ending with the 
name of Joseph Mansel (one hundred and ninety-one) are by us this 
day admitted to tlieir Parole of honor, not to serve against Great 
Britain or her allies, unless regularly, and that, if demanded by us or 
the British Government, they be forthcoming. 

Given under our hands in Bangor this 3d day of September, IS 14. 

Robert Barrie, 
Senior Officer in Command of the xA.dvanced 
Naval Forces in Penobscot. 
H'y John, 
Lieutenant-Colonel 7th Batt., Sixtieth Regiment, Com- 
manding Advance British Light Trcops. 

George Pedlar, 
Sen'r Lt. H. :\r. S. Dragon. 

{John E. Godfrey s Papers.) 

Of lirewer. 

Marriarfes in Belfast from 1S31 to 1840. 179 



Communivjated by Joseph "Wiliiamson, Belfast. 

^y y<^'-'^cs Poor^ JEsq,^ y list ice 0/ the Peace. 

1S31, Marcii 10, Silas Whitney, of Hope, to Miss Lyclia Staples, of 
March 27, James II. Woodbury, of Waldo, to Miss Eunice Cross, 
of Belmont. . 

Py yoJui S. Aycr, JBsq.^ yusticc of the Peace. 

1S31, June 3, Joseph White and Miss Eliza Clark, both of Belfast. 

June 23, Samuel Gardiner, of Northport, and Miss Miriam Preble, 

By Alfred yoh?iso?i^ _J/V., Esq.., yustice of the Peace. 

1831, jSIay 19, Job White with Miss Grace Ulraer, both of Belfast. 

By Rev, William Proihingha?n. 

i83i,Jan. 7, Abel Barnes, jr., and Miss Nancy Smith, both of 

Jan. 16, George \5 . Wilson and Miss Mary Crosbv, both of 

Feb. 3, Capt. Freeman Tufts and Miss Harriet J. Hartshorn, 

both of Belfast. 
June 13, Henry Vv'. Cunningham, Esq., of Swanville, and Sarah 

Holmes, of Belfast. 
June 12, Charles Cunningham, of Belfast, and Nancy Perkins, of 

Tune 19, Ruel Swallow and Phebe S. Grinnell, both of Belfast. 
Oct. 3, William G. Crosby, Esq., and Miss Ann Maria Patterson, 

both of Bcitast. 
Oct. II, Galen Hamblet. of Dracut, ]Mass., and Sarah C. Ames, 

of Bel fist. 
Oct. 30, Robert W. Qiiimby and Hannah Giles, both of Belfast. 
Dec. iS, James Lord, of Frankfort, and Lydia Mason, of Prospect. 

By yo/in S. Ayer, Psq., ynsiicc of the Peace. 

1831, Sept. 15, Capt. Isaac Clark and Miss Jennett iSIorille, both of 

ISO Marriages in Bclfar^ from 1S31 to 1S40. 

jS^i, Dec. 27, \Vill;:iin Diirhazn and Miss Emily Whittier, both of 

Jyy yon as Emery^ Esg.^ ynstice of the Peace ^ 

1S31, Jan. 2'-;. J.'.hn Wilson, Jr., and Miss Eliza Ann lliscock, both of 
July 24, Walter Coflin, of Belfast, and Miss Nancy Clark, of 
Noi tiiport. 

By NatJu-nucl M. LozL'?iey, Esq.^ yitstice of the Peace. 

1531, Sept. II, Webber Banks, of Belfast and Miss Eliza J. Wadlin, of 

Oct. 6, Alexander Yoinig, of Thomaston, and Miss xVngelip.e 
Biackington, of Belfast. 

By yianasseh Sleeper. Esq.^ yiisticc of the Peace 

1831, June 4. Jame Bonney to Miss Bhenany Thompson, of Belfast. 
June 14, Jonathan Basford to Miss Hannali, of Belfast. 
June 13. Tiiomas McDonald to Miss Pollv Laten, of Belfast. 
Aug. 20. diaries Mills to Miss :Mary X. "Walls, of Belfast. 
Sept. 9. Robe-t Miller to Miss Margaret James, of Belfast. 
Sept. 24, Capt. wSani'l Whitney, of Noithport, to Miss Mary 

Eaton, ot Belfast. 
Oct. 7, Cai)t. Robert White Jr., of Belfast, to ]\liss Eois Lothrop, 

of Seaismont. 

By IVatha?u'el M. LovjJicy^ Esq.^ yustice of the Peace. 

1532, April 15, James Holmes and i'>Iiss Hannah Ward, both ot 


By yohn S. Ayer, Esq., yustice of the Peace. 

1S32, Aug. 23, Barnes Putnam, of Dunstable, N. H., and Miss Sarah 
E. Dean, of Belfast. 
. Sept. 5, Joel Harriman and Miss Susanna Beckett, both of Belfast. 

By Rev. Will lain Froihingham. 

iS32.Jan. 15, William Walker, of Montville and Peisis Holmes, of 

Jan. 22, David W. Latlnop and Miss Mary T-^ne White, both of 

Jan. 31, Nicholas C. Brown, of Bangor, and Jane Steplicnsoi:, of 

Feb, 12, George Watson ao'l Margaret Davis, both of Belfast. 

Feb. 16, Jolm Doyle and Chiirlotte Wooeiworth, both of North- 

Mar. 4, Hugh J. Anderson, Esq., and Miss Martha Dummer, 
both of Belfast, 

Marriages in Belfast from 1831 to 1840. 181 

1532, 4, George liolmcs and Miss Sally Carter, both of Prospect. 
Au:^-. 12, Williani Whittier and Miss ^Jarv E. Tatterson, both of 

Sept. 3, Capt Bernice S. Hale, of Lowell, MabS., and Miss 

Susan McFarland, of Belfast. 
Sept. 3, ]ohn F. II. Angiei aiid Miss Jane Crosby, both of Belfast. 
Sept. 6. Aaron Xickersun, of Svvanville, and ^liss Margaret P. 

Wliite, of Belfast. 
Oct. 17, John C. W'inslow and Miss Alrnira Campbell, both of 

Oct. iS, Capt, Williain Flowei's and Miss xVsenath West, botli of 

Belfast. ' 
Now II, Giles White and Miss Annette Prcscott, both of North- 
Nov. iS, Capt. Nath'l Woodman and Miss Eliza Av.n Kellam, 

bodi of Beltast. 
Dec. 5, Mr. Lnther Calderwood, of Vinalhaven, and Mi>s Esther 

Burden, of Belfast. 
Dec. 27, Samuel Otis and }vFiss Eliza M. Nickerson, both of 


Ijj y-o;ms Eiricry^ ISsq.^ y list ice of iJic Peace. 

1533, April 2S, Williani K. Wortlien and Martha G. Martin, both of 


Oct. 17, Joseph Clark and Miss Melinda Jackson, both of North- 
port. ' 

Nov. 3, John Worthip.g and Miss Eliza Peirce, both of Belfast. 

J3y jfoscph £ay?'s^ Esq., yiistice of the Peace. 

1S33, May I, Stephen Stickney with Eliza Allen, both of Swanville. 

Nov. 22, Pearl Richards, of Belfast, v/ith Miss Hannah Nickerson, 

of Swanville. 
1833, March 14, George Richards with Eliza Pv.ichards, both of 


By Sa7]!2tel Gordon., Esq.., yustice of the Peace. 

1532, July 23, Michael Tyghe and Abigail Patterson, both of Belfast. 
May 2, Elijah Wesc and Charlotte Foss. 

By John S. Aycr, Esq., yustice of the Peace. 

1533, Oct. 30, Jolm Hatch, of Washington, and Katherine Gordon, of 


By Manassc/i Sleeper, Esq., yustice of the Peace. 

1833, Mar. -I1 Alexander Cunningham to Miss Mary Spaidding, of 
Sebasticook Gore. 
Nov. 29, John McKeen, of Belfast, to Miss Sabra Gooding, of 
Waldo Plantation. 

182 Marriages in Belfast from 1S31. to IS40. 

1533, Dec. 2S, xViistin Buck to Miss Aim Drew, of BeiHist. 

J^y Hcv. Williajji FrotJihigha?n. 

■ 1S33, Cnpt. John Flowers and Miss Mary ^IcCorrison, botli of Belfiist. 
Jan. 20, James H. Mitcbiell, of Apalachicola, W. Florida, to 

Miss Harriet L. Angier, of Belfast. 
July I, James B. Norris and Miss Charlotte A. Cunningliam, 

both of Belfast. 
Av\^^. 25, Samuel F. Tuttie, ot Portland, and Miss Cordelia S. 

Holland, oi Belfast. 
Sept. 18. Charles C. Cushmian, Esq., of angor, and Miss 

Hannah W. Sleeper, of Belfast. 
Oct. 19. John C. Ross and Miss Sally R. Kidder, both of Prospect. 
Dec. 19, Gorham Lancaster and ISliss Esther C. Holbrook, both 

of Northport. 
Dec. 24, Jonathan McFadding, of Bristol, and Miss Margaret 

McClintock, of Bcltast. 

By yonas IiJJiery, .Esq.^ y list Ice of tJie Peace. 

1534, Jan. I, Joshua Trussell and MissNancv Lawrence, both of Belfast, 
Jan. 16, Caleb E. Frost and Miss Abigail Fillsbury, both of 


By Afaiiassch Sleeper^ Esq.^ yustice of tJie Peace, 

iS34,Jan. 12, Sherburn Batchclder to jMiss Harriet Kimball, of 

Feb. 12, Jacob Cunningham to IMiss Emily Rvan, of Belfast. 
June I. Enoch Flanders, of \\ aid )boro', and Miss Lucy Rolerson, 
of Waldo Plantation. 

By Noah Prcscott^ Esq.,, yiistice of the Peace. 
1S34, Oct. 26, Robert Pote and Miss IvLary E. Pitcher, both of Belfast. 

By Rev. William Frothingtiam. 

1S34, Jan. 13. Charles H. Thompson, of Frankfort, and Miss Abigail 
Davis, of Brooks. 

June 16, Israel Bloodgood, of Belfast, and Miss Margaret Smith, 
of Bangor. 

Sept. I, Yorick F. Cunningham, of Waldo, to Miss IVLary R. 
Wilson, of Belfast. 

Sept. I. Roderick R. Pishon, of Thorndike, to Miss Ann Phil- 
brook, of Belfast. 

Sept. 23, George LL Russ to Miss Almatia M. Ladd. botli of 

Oct. 26, Josiah Curtis, of Swanville, to Miss Betsev C. McKeen, 
of Belfast. 

Marriages in BelfaMfrom 1831 to 1840. 183 

iSy^^ J;.iu 19. Eclwaid FeuriO, of Augusta, to Ivliss Elizabeth 

Froth iiigham, of Belfast. 
Feb. S, John Bird and ^liss Mary Ann Smith, both of Beh^ist. 
Apr. 29. Benjamin Wiggin, Jr., of Bangor, to Mios Sarah A. 

Crosby, ot Beh^'ast. 
Tslay ^. iNlark Ginn, of Prospect, to Miss Susan C. Ross, of 

iNlav 24, David Peirce, Jr., and Miss Helen A. Morrill, both of 

Bel last. 
Sept. S, Oliver PL Gordon, of Canton, Cliina, to Miss Eliza Ann 

Kimball, of Beliast. 
Oct. 2t, Jolm A. Rollins, of Vassalboro', to Miss Aurelia F. Ladd, 

of Belfast. 
x^ov. 29, IMilton Patterson, to i^Iiss Eunice Hatch, both of Belf ;',st. 
Dec. 3, Washington Patterson to Miss Sarah G. Pomrov, botli of 

Dec. 3. Darius D. Pinkham to Miss Clai'issa H. Libby, both of 

Dec 20, Andrew N. Patterson to 2vl:ss Ann Stephenson, both of 

Dec. 20, William T. Colburn to Miss Olive Giles, both of Belfast. 
'"■•- Dec. 29. James H. McCrillis to ?\liss Phebe G. Rogers, both of 

Dec. 30, Capt. Elias Lilbv to Miss i\ancy Patersot:, both of 

Dec. 31, William A. Swift to Miss Rebecca J. Ross, both of 

Dec. 31 , Samuel R. Libby to Miss Mary E. Greely, both of 


I>y Rev. A?nariak Kalloch. 
ry E. Carter and Miss Eliz 

By Isaac Maso?2^ Esq.^ jtiistice of the Peace. 

1S35, vSepi. I3> Henry E. Carter and Miss Elizabeth Peck, both of 

1S35, Sept. 10, Joshua Stephenson and Salome Penney. 

By Ar-vida Ilayrford. jfr.^ Esq., yiisiice of the Peace. 

1S35, Sept. 13, David Gay. Jr., of Thomaston, and Miss Ann Davis, 
of Belmont. 

By j\Ia}iasseJi Sleeper^ Esq.., fust ice of the Peace. 

1835, Jan. I, David Clark to Miss Sally Flagg, of Xorthpcrt. 

Mar. 7, Andrew Etheridge to Miss Ann B. M;r\o, of Belfast. 
!Niay 29, Grancello Thurston to Miss Mary Spaulding of Belfast. 
Aug. 2, William P>. Richardson to Miss Lvdia S. Burgin, of 

Sept. 2, Jchn Batchelder to Miss Xcaly Pendleton, of Belfast. 
Sept. 10, Joseph I. Rinds to Miss Keziah Harding, of Belfast. 

184 Marriages in Belfast from 1831 to 1S40. 

JSy ychii I^. H. Arigicr^ 2£sq., Just ice of the Peace. 
1S36, Feb. K], Juab Ilerrick and Susan \V. Gray. 

By Rev. M ill: a 772 FrotJiingJcmu. 

1S36, Jan. 17. Ciq^.t. Simon G. Ccttrill to ISliss Sarah P. Ro<^^ers, both 

of Belfast. 
Mar. 16, Joseph D. Hinds, of Belfast, to Miss Phebc H. Gardner, 

of Norih}>ort. 
iMar. 23, Albert Pilsb-jry, Es<i., of Calais, to Miss Abby C. 

Porter, of Belfist. 
Mar. 24, Robert M. Gritrin, of Pittsburg, to Miss Sarah Miller, 

of North port. 
Tslav 14. ls.;ac Sanborn, of Orono, to Miss Lucy rvlahonev, of 

June 3, Daniel Haradtn to Miss Lucy Arm Bartlett, both of 

Jur;e 6, John II. Steplienson and Miss Harriet E. Stephenson, 

both of Belfast. 
Jure 7, John H. Ccjinerse, Esq., of Waldoboro', and !Miss Mary 

Ann Conner, of Belfast. 
Jui^e 15. Joiin F. IIoll)rook and Miss Lucy Ann Lancaster, of 

June 23. James Todd to Miss ^Liroaret E. Ames, l)0th of Ikdfast. 
July 3, Capt. Joshua Cottrill to Mrs. Priscilla Alden, b(nh of 

. Julv 23, Joseph Brown to Miss Wealthy Jane Dodge, both of 

Aug. 3, John T. Gleason, of Thomaston, to Miss Waty Ann 

Sleeper, of Belfast. 
Sept. 22, Erastus Fiartshorii, of Svvanville, to Miss Harriet York, 

of Bel last. 
Oct. 2, Calvin Biitcheider, of Belmont, to Miss Rachel Patterson, 

of Belfast. 
Dec. 27, Daniel Putnam to Miss Marcia Hatch, both of Belfast. 

By Bolian P. PichU Esq.., Jiistice of the Peace. 
IS36, Dec. I.Jesse Priest and Elizabeth Beeden. 

By iManassch Sleeper., Esq.., Just ice oj' the Peace. 

1536, A})r:l 6, Jo^epli P. Brainard to Miss Elcy W. Wadlin, of Prospect. 
Aug. 2. James Iveed, of Beliast. to Miss Haniia.h Carthmd. 
Nov. -13, Sharon E. Banks to Miss Fanriy E. Pote. of 13elfast. 
Nov. 19, Michael Riley to 2vliss Eunice Hassen of Belfast. 

By Sa/)2uel PlctcJier., Esq.., yusticc oJ the Peace. 

1537, Feb. 14, Richard Pendleton and 3Iiss Nancy W^itson, of Belfast. 

MarringeR i,i Belfast from 1831 to 1840. ll^o 

By I\ci'. li Fronihigliajn, 

1S37, I^'^""- ^4* Capt. Philip Eastiii:^! to Miss Charlotte Campbell, l-oth 
of IJeltast. 
Jan. 29, Josliua Black, of Prospect, to Miss Elenor M. Houston. 
Feb. 15, Henry Carleton to Miss Hepset>eth Eam':;s, both of 

Feb. 23. Martin Cross, of Knox, to Miss Dulcinea Cunnin^iiam, 

of Belfast. 
Feb. 26, Fisher Jolmson, of China, to Miss Pliebe P. Winslow, of 

Mar. 23, Winslow Ellis to iSIiss vSar ah Cnnningham, both of 

Mar. 23, Simon Cross, of Orono, to Miss Harriet Durham, of 

April 26, Humphrey N, Lancaster to Miss 2viarv A. Torrey, both 

of Belfast. 
May 7, James Bicknell, Jr., anrl Miss Hannah P. ■McKeen, both 

of Belfast. 
June I, Andrew J. Ross, of Belfast, to Miss MarthiaJ. Fosvler, of 

Sept. 29, W'airen Stephenson and Miss Louisa Bean, both of 

Dec. 21. Capt. William McClintock, of Belfast, and Miss Plannah 
Staples, of Swanville. 

By Geo7-ge U. Riiss^ Esq.^ yiisticc of the Peac3. 

1S37. ^^^- 3^ Capt. Sliuball W. Cottrill to Miss Eliza Ann Whitmore, 

both of Beltast. 
1S3S, Jan. 28, Calvin Emerson to Miss Sarah Woods, both of Belfast. 

By Moses Woods ^ Esq.^ jfitstice of the Pcaee. 

iS37,JuneS, Hiram Mixer 10 Miss Sarah Clement*^, both of Waldo 
Aug. 30, Thomas A. Beckwith to Miss Hannah E. Patterson, 

"both of Belfast. 
Oct. 29, John 31. Shuman to Miss Sally M. Jackson, both of 

By Manasseh Sleeper^ Esq.^ jfustice oj the Peace. 

1S37, June i5ij^^*^''h Wood to Miss Susan Grinnell, both of Belfast. 
Aug. 2'S, Thomas Keating to Miss Anna Harvest, of Beltast. 
Nov. 2, wStephen Dutch to Miss Sally Wood, of Belfast. 

By yonas Emery ^ Esq.^ yustlce of the Peace. 

1S34, Nov. 16, Jedediah Briggs to Miss Joanna Brackctt, both of 
North port. 
1836, Mar. 14, Benjamin Thomas to Miss Susan Brackelt, both of 

186 Marria<jeh in Belfast from 1851 to 1840. 

1537, July 20, John \V;j:;bt and Caroline Paul, both of Belfast. 

Nov. 8, Josiah Flagg. of Northport, to Nancv Enierv, of Belfast. 
\ Apr. 3, John Brackett to Fidelia Shibles, both of Beltast. 
\ June 4, Joseph Trafton to Lois Sprague, both of Belfast. 
Aug. 6, Hiram Peirce to Deborah K. Watson, both of Belfast. 
183S, Jan. II, James Moore to Miss Jane Flagg, both of Belfast. 

J3y Rev. Willi a }7 1 Prothi>igJia77i. 

1S33, Jan. 23, James M. Neal, of Belmont, and Miss Harriet Pitcher, 

of Beltast. 
Feb. -, Andrew J. Jones and Miss Harriet Pitcher, of Belfast. 
Apr. 22, George \V. Bean, Esq., and 3Iiss Eunice Stephenson, 

both of Belfast. 
June 3, JoIju Chandler to I\Iiss Mahala Rowe, both of Belfast. 
June 2S, Thomas S. Scribner, of Brooks, to IMiss Flannah tl. 

Nickerson, of Swanville. 
July 19, Benjn nrin McDonald to Miss Dollv E. Greelv, both of 

Oct. 7, Plenry E. Burkmar to Miss Emily H. Thomas, both of 

Oct. 8, Asa Faunce to Miss Sarah A. Haraden, both of Belfast. 
Oct. 17, John Watson, of Beltast, to 31iss Sarah Isl.. Bickncll, of 

Nov. 20, William Flolt, 2d, to Mrs. Mary Libbey, both of Belfast. 
Dec. 2, George Woods to Miss Sarah M. Eells, hot!: o^ BeUasi. 
Dec. 13, Erastus B. Stephenson, of Belfast, to Miss Sarah Jane 

Morse, of Troy. 
Dec. 20, Capt. Henry E. Brown, of Northport, to Miss Sarah 

W. Carter, of Belfast. 

By JMoscs Woods ^ Esq.., yustice of the Peace. 

183S, June 3, Samuel Paul to Miss Eliza Boggs, both of Waldo 
Oct. 21, Benjamin Rowe to Miss Deborah ii. Jones, both of 

By Afanasseh Sleeper^ Esq.^ yustice of the Peace. 

1838, June 26. Michael Keating to Miss Rebecca Eldridge, of Belfast. 
July I, Isaac Wood to Miss Betsey Dunbar, of Belfast. 
July 25, Robert C. Thompson to Mihs Sarah Ann Childs, of 

Aug. 31, George W. Warren to Miss Abigail Chase, of Belfast. 
Dec. 4, Capt. John Douglass to Miss Harriet Cousins, of Belfast. 

By yoseph Eayrs^ Esq.^ yustice of the Peace. 

1538, Dec. 4, Amasa Knowlton, of Swanville, and ]Miss Olive Howard, 

of Belfast. 

1539, Jan. 6, Moses Grover and ]Miss Betsey Davis, both of Swanville. 

Marriages in Belfustfrom 1831 to 1840. 18' 

iS39.Sept. S, Aaron Knowlton, of Swanville, to ISIiss Mary Curtis, of 

Sept. 23, Kphraim Knowlton, Jr., to Miss Sally Allen, both of 

Oct. 17, ]Moses Curtis to ]Miss Lucy Seekins. both of Swanville. 
Nov. ij^, Jilford Davis to 2*Iiss Elizabeth Rankin, both of Svv'an- 


By Rev. Willi am FrotJiingJia-m, 
1839, Jan. 16, Luther A. Pitcher to Mrs. Almira Winslow, both of 
Feb. 10, George W. Maker to Miss 3Iarv T. Whitney, both of 

Apr. 18, Horatio N. Palmer to 2^Iiss Adeline Smith, both of 

Apr. 22, George R. Sleeper to Miss Mary L. Barnes, both of 

By Rev. Richard Woodhull. 
1S39. Nov. 10, Joseph M- W'aterman and Miss Rachel P. Cunning- 
ham, both of Belfast. 

By i\Ia?iasseh Sleeper^ Esq.., yusticc of the Peace. 

1S39, Jul} 2 1, Mr. Henry G. Warren, of Belfast, to Miss Lois Pearsons, 
of Belmont. 

By Isaac- Masoti., Esq.^ yustice of the Peace. 

1539, Oct. 23, Joshua Thomas to Miss Mary Dockham, both of Frank- 


By Benjatnin Brozv?z, Esq.., Justice of the Peace. 
1839, June 19. Asa M. Haycock, of Belfast, and jMiss Lncretia Haswell 
Dec. 26, Samuel Robbins and Miss Persis Amanda Rice, both 
of Belfast. 

1540, 3L\y, William Cree and Mrs, Elizabeth Parker, both of Belfast. 

By Rev. Calvin Gardner. 
1S40, Jan. 31, Charles C. Edmunds, of Belfast, and Miss Marianna 
Newell, of Winslow. 

By Rev. BernaiaJi Pratt. 
1S40, Mav 15, Enoch Giiman, of Jackson, to Mrs. Sarah Cunningham, 
of Belfast. 

By John F. II. Angler^ Esq.., Justice of the Peace. 
1S40, Nov. 15, John H. Gray to ]Mrs. Susan B. Harlow, both of Belfast. 

T>y Tnhnan Bo-jjcrc., Esq., Justice of the Peace. 
1S40, Sept. 30, James Vickery and Miss Catherine B. Sanborn, both 
of Beinist. 

18S Marriages in Belfast from 1831 to 1840. 

As the record of marriages for 1S39 '^'"''^^ 1840 is deficient, the toliow- 
ing list of intentions recorded during tho?e years where the marriages 
do not appear, takes its place : 


1S39, '^''^"- ^5 Doctor Daniel Sylvester and T^Iiss Jane Patterson, both 
of Belfast. 
'* 6, Amos Grandy and Miss Margaret Frisbie, both of 

" .13, George \V. ]Maker and Miss Mary Jane Whitney, both 

of Belfast. 
" 29, James Aborn, Jr., of Kriox, and Miss Charlotte M. 
Brown, of Belfast. 
March 3, James wSmith, of Belfast, and Miss Harriet Horton, of 
" 10, George W. Patterson and Miss Hannah Jane Bagley, 

both of Belfast. 
" " Thomas Kellar and Miss Joann Greely, both of Belfast. 
" 24, John West, of Belfast, and Miss Harriet Hartshorn, of 

Reading, 3Iass. 
" 31, George Henienway, of Searsmont, and Miss Hannah 
Ferguson, of Belfast. 
April 7, James Crosby and 3Iiss Mary Burk, both, of Belfast. 
" 7- Capt. Samuel Howard, of Belfast, and IMiss Cynthia V. 

Frohock, of Searsmont. 
- - " 14, Lnthtr Gannett, Jr., oi Belfast, and Mi^s Martha J. 

Fames, of Jackson. 
" 31, Charles W. Milliken, of Belfast, and Miss Eleanor 
Thomas, of Lincolnville. 
May 5, Capt. Salathiel C. Nickerson, of Belfast, and Miss 
Abigail W. Carr, of East Thomaston. 
" 5, William McCabe, of Belfast, and Miss Nancy Flanders, 

of Belfast. 
" 5, John Warren White and Miss Charlotte W. Spring, 

both oi Belfast. 
" 12, John D. Cochran, Jr., of New Boston, N. H., and Miss 

Margaret Ann Todd, of Belfast. 
" 19, Capt. [ohn Dver of New York, and Miss Lucy ^^. 

Peck, of Bel'fast. 
'^ 26, Abner T. Walton, of Bangor, and Miss Julia Ana 
Frost, of Waldo Plantation. 
June 9, Reuben Sibley, of Belfast, and Miss Hannah C. Cutter, 
of Portland. 
" 30, Edward M. Gates, of Belfast, and Miss Mary Jane 
Mason, of ^Monroe. 
July 21, Edwin Ellis and Miss ]Mary Elizabeth Anderson, both 

of Belfast. 
Aug. 7, William Henry Bean, of Belfast, and Miss Abigail Ann 
Fergu'ron, of Dixmont. 

Marriages in Belfast from 1S31 to 1840. 189 

" iS, Capt. Joliii Pace and ^sliss Abigail B. Snell, both of 

" 2S, John Carr, of Prospect, and Miss Jane Sta[)]es, of Bel- 
Sept. S, John Sweeney, and Miss Bridget Gradv, both of Belfast. 
'• 32, Isaac Barker and Miss Mary Mclron, both of Belfast. 
'' 22, William H. Connor and Miss Caroline R. Porter, both 

of Belfast. 
Oct. 6, Paul P. Wakefield, of Belfast, and Miss Jane Trickey, 

" 6, Davis McDonald, of Belfast, and Miss Lucy Ann Ken- 
dall, of Waldo Plantation. 
" 7, Col. Vf illiam EUingwood, of Frankfort, and TvPiss Sophia 

Ann. Bradiuan, of Belfast. 
" 13, Wiilavd P. Harnnian. Esq., of Beltast, and Miss Mary 

Aj'in EUis, of Brooks. 
" 20, Charles B. Wiiite, of Jackson, and Miss Thankful Ellis, 

of Belfast. 
'' 20, David W. Dyer, and Miss Sarah A. Shnte, both of 

" 27, William Cunningham -OlvA iSliss Mary Ann Brawn, both 

of Belfast. 
Tsov. 3, W. H. H. Treadwell, of Belfast, and Miss Martha Jane 

Brackett, of Newmarket, N. H. 
" 3, Capt. Thomas Cottrill, of Aorthport, and Miss Ann 

Emery, of BeUast. 
" 10, Samutd L. Sv/eetser and !Miss Susannah IL Stephenson, 

both of Belfast. 
'' 10, Hon. Ralph C. Johnson, of Belfast, and Miss Sarah W. 

Cushing. of Camden. 
" 24, Elisha Parsons 2d, and Miss Hanuah Smart, both of 

Dec. S, Edward D. Kimball, of Salem, Mass., and Miss Susan 

S. Kimball, of Beltast. 
"• 15, Elijah Morrill, Jr., and Miss Lois Steohenson, both of 

'*" 15, Isaac Watson, and Miss Lucinda Peirce, both of Belfast. 
:S40,Jan. 12, George W. Burgess, of Belfast, and }»liss Harriet 

Fletcher, of Lincolnville. 
'' 12, Attilius A. Ladd, and Miss Jane A. Russ, both of 

" 19, John Cochran, and ^SFiss Eunice IMorse, both of Belfast. 
Feb. II, Richard Lear, Jr., and Miss Susan Dunbnr, both of 

" 16, "William Swett, of Kxok, and Miss Marv Beckett, of 

Mar. i,Jo]-in IL Ciidbrd and Miss Helen M. Smith, both of 

'' 15, Reuben Dyer, Jr., and Miss Ruth Colson, both of 


190 Marriages in Belfast from 1831 to 1840. 

'' 33, Rufus B. Carter, iiuA Miss Abigail Tiiomas, both of 

Apr. 5, Ezra Bickford, and IMiss Lydia T. Swan, both of 

'' 5, John Neal, and Mrs. Mary Wilson, both of Belfast. 

'• 12, William H. Brown, and Miss Cordelia H. Drinkwater, 

both of Belfast. 
" 12, Jonah J. Holt, and Miss Elizabeth H. Crosbv, both of 

May 10, George A. Miller, of Belfast, and Miss Susan L. Kel- 

loch, of Knox. 
'' 10, Daniel Howard, and Miss Mary Crosby, both of 

'• 31, Robert P. Bote, and ^iliss Ellen N. Jones, both of 

Ji'.ne 7, Francis A. Patterson, and Miss Sarah Ann Patterson, 

both of Belfast. 
^' II, John P.oberson, Jr., and Miss Sylvina Huckins, both of 

" 21, Joseph B. Frve, and ]Niiss Betsey C. Emery, both of 

" 2S. Rev. l^enj. F. Sprague, of Belfast, and Miss Comfort 

Cates, of Thorndike. 
July 19, "William Patterson, of Belfast, and Miss Clarissa Mudgett, 

of Northport. 
Aug. 2, Nathaniel Lunt, of Monroe, and Miss Louis L. Whittier 

of Belfast. 
" 9, Alpheus C. Tibbetts, of Thomaston, and Miss Elizabeth 

F. Farrow, of l^elfast. 
'"'- 16, Silas D. Brown, of Belfast, and Miss Jane C. Brown, 

of Jackson. 
" 30, Samuel Kingsbury, of Boston, and jMiss Cynthia Bassett, 

of Belfast. 
Sept. 6, Joshua T. Gllmore, of Belfast, and Miss Adaline H. 

Wyman of Sidney. 
"• 13, John C. Jones, of Belfast, and Miss Eliza A. Robinson, 

of Litchfield. 
" 19, Rufus B. AUyn, Esq., of Belfast, and Miss Rebecca P. 

Upton, of W'ashmgton Citv. 
Oct. 4, Columbia P. Carter, of Belfast, and Miss Fidelia A. 

Frye, of Montville. 
'' 16, Capt. Joshua Cotterell, Jr., and Miss Mary Ann Rogers, 

both of Belfast. 
" 23, George W. Lindsey, and Miss Frances L. Dunton, both 

of Belfast. 
" 25, Joseph Hutchins, of Belfast, and Miss ^Llrv Ann ALms- 

field, of Portland. 
Nov. I, AiTios R. Boynton, and Miss Sarah ]NL^u-ia W. Fiye, 

of Belfast. 

Letter of tlie S el- dm en of Bangor, 1703 191 

Nov. 8, Capt. John Blake, of Brooksville. and iSJrs. MartlKi S\l- 

\ester, of J->cl'iast. 
" 22, Simeon Staples, and Miss Eliza Ann Dvcr, both of 

" 22, Ebenezer Bnrgcss, and Miss Margaret Fri'^^by, both of 

" 22. Jonathan Fisk and Miss Rebecca Cochran, both of 

" 29, Capt Thomas S. Patterson, and ^Jiss Martha Stephen- 
son both of Belfast. 
" 29, HeniT S. Patterson, of Belfast, and MibS Susan Bai^ley, 

of Thorndike. 
Dec. 12, Jacob E. Starford. and Mrs. Joanna Elizabeth French, 

both of Belfast. 
'• 20, John Wales, Jr., of Freedom, and Miss Lucy Davis, of 

" 23, Samuel C. Chamberlain, of Belfast, and Miss Abigail 

S. Arnold, of Searsmont. 
" 27, David Rider, Jr., and Miss Sophronia Smdth, both of 



Prior to 1798 Capt. Willi.'im [LimnioiKl, of Newton, ], 
afterward of Bangor, was chosen by the town as its Agent to the 
General Court. 

I give a copy of a letter addressed to liim by the Selectnion. 
The letter was mailed at Buckstown, the nearest Post Olnce being 
there. The Bridge named was wheie the lower Kendiiskeag 
Bridge now^ is. 

*'Bangor, 7th June, 1708- 
Capt. William Ham:^iond : 


We acknowledge the receipt of yours, and 
acquainted the town of your proceedings, which they approve of, and 
we wish your further attention to get it through the house this Session. 
if possible. The subscription paper you mentioned respecting the 
Bridge business has been such we have not attended to the Business, 
but shall if you tiiink it will be of service to get a Lottery or money 
granted for the use of a Bridge by the fall session. V^e remain your 

Humble Servants, 


192 Early settler/ierit of Banjor. 



Tlie followino; nores foniul amoni;- tlie papers of tlie late "Willitmi D. William- 
soiu contain substantially the ?aiue facts, with several aiUlitional ones, as ;ire 
embraced in tlie -'Annais ui' Baiiii-or." by the same author, published in The 
Historical Mo.gazine. New York, 1S74. — J. \V. 


17r>9. Ste})hen Biizzoll and wife vriiiterecl in tihat, in winter 
17(]9-1770 ; sailered mucli, nnd one of tlicir childi-en died. 

1770. Btm^-or was originally called Kenduskeag settlement, or 
plan.tation. Tlie very first settlement within the present to^yn of 
l^)ang-or, w:is in 1770. That year Jaeoh ]>iizzell and his wife and 
nine children from Dover, X. tl., lived in a little log hut in tlie 
corner op[)osite Dea. Boyd's house. His son Steplien and his wife 
lived in another little house on a rise near the water, helow Capt. 
Coomhs' house, Caleb Goodwin and wife with eight childr'.'n, 
from the present Bowdoinham, lived in a little house erected this 
year between the house of J. McGaw, Esq., and the run of water 
above. Those, the only families in the present town, removed 
this year from Castine. 

1771. In April this year, came Thos. Howard and wife with 
tvv'o children, from Woolwich, and first settled in a house on their 
homestead, l)ut near the river. With them came six men, viz : 
Thos., John and Hugh Smart, (Jona. Carlton, who made a sliort 
stay,) David Rowell, Jacob Dennett and Simon Crosby, all 
from Woolwich ; they put up a house for Thos. Smart, between 
the house Roi)'t Lapish built and the Budge house ; same year, 
(say in September,) Thos. Smart, J. Dennett, and S. Crosby 
came with their families. Dennett's house vras near to Jesse 
Smith's; Crosl)y's near the shore below ^Mtij. Cros])y's house. 
Same year, Silas and Soloman Harthorn came and got out timijcr 
for a saw mill, and Jos. Rose and family settled on the lot near 
Maj, Treat's. 

1772. Silas and Solo. Harthorn came v,-ith their fiinilies, put 
up a saw mill at the bridge, al)ove \\'m. Eorbes, aLso a dwelling- 
house where said Forbes now lives, which were the tirst mill and 

Earlij Settlement of Bangor. 193 

framed house in town. D;ivld E(nvell l)uilt a frasned liouse near 
John Treat's and removed his family ; also Andrew AVeljster eamc 
and erected a house near where John Barker lives.* John Smart 
came with his mother, (no wife) and settled above Bartlett's mill. 
Hugh Smart went to sea ai.d died, now were twelve families in 
Kenduskeag before the end of the year 1772. A female school 
was set up also, in a log school-house below the road, southerly 
of Mrs. Ilitchborn's kept by Abigail Ford. 

''^ SoiceddaLs'jook'' plantation was commenced near the same 
time, and was with Kenduskeag one in connection joined by set- 
tlers on the opposite side of the Penobscot, till they were incorpo- 
rated. Generally the settlers had religious meetings, particularly. 
Dr. John Herbert came in 177-1 and lived with ]Mr. Howard. He 
kept school in a school-house erected beluw William Forbes', was 
a Calvinist, and a good and pious man. He took the lead in relig- 
ious meetings; staid till the summer of 1779, and returned home. 
Had missionaries prior to that time, viz : Oliver Xoble, Daniel 
Little and Mr. Whiting. In 1779 the settlers were generally in 
arms against the British. Thirty American sail burnt above 
Marsh l)ay ; Sally, the uppermost, burnt just above Carr's wharf; 
the ofticers had no command of the soldiers ; Lovell, a leather- 
breeches maker much blamed by them. British came with one 
ship to Brewer's ; sent boats up to the Harthorns, to hunt for 
plunder. The tories were Jeremiah Preble, who lived in the house 
the Hathorn's first built; Solomon Hathorn, a news-carrier to the 
enemy, and Samuel Kenney, who lived on the bank at Pose's 
ferry. He collected at a house near Brewers', a large quantity of 
beef and pork taken from the settlers, called Capt. ^lowatt, whose 
ship lay off that place to see it, who, after receiving it, told 
Kenney to take salt from his, ^I's tender, salt and give each one 
from whom he had taken any provisions, a barrel of meat. John 
Lee, at Castine, a noted tory, told T. Howard, who was there 
when nevvs of ^teace arrived, "I had rather America had sunk, 
than that Britain h;id not conquered it." 

Seth Noble, who had been a settled minister at St. John's river, 
tied from the I'riti-h refugees there, went tirst to Xcwmarket, ami 

* Now Summer street. 

194:' Uarh/ ScttJemeni of Bangor. 

lijcii to the Kenduskeag, in the sjiriiiir of 17(SG, v.-it]i his family, a 
wife and three children. One Elisha Xevers, a resident here, car- 
ried round a subscription paper, got as many as iiity sul)scril>ers 
to pay annuall}' what they sul)scril)ed ; talk about $4U0 }'ear]y. 
Tlie subscril.>ers 1)elonged to Kenduskeag, So-.vesdabseook and op- 
posite, and the east side of the river ; 3»Ir. ^obie was ordained 
under an oak, near ]Mr. Littles' house, by Rev. Daniel I^ittle alone ; 
Mr. Xoble preached the sermon, and 3Jr. Little gave tlie charge 
and right hand of fello^.vship. No churcli was embodied ; the as- 
sociate resident communicants were ]Messrs. Ilo^vard, ^W-l)stcr, 
Crosby, Brewer and Lovder and their wives, in all ten. In the 
summer the worshipers usually met in a barn near v.diere D. \\(i\)- 
ster died ; and in other places so as to accommodate all.* 

Mr. Noble as a divine was a Calvinist, gifted in prayer, a 
preacher wdio used notes, but wrote good sermons; he had ])oth 
an ear and taste as well as a voice for music, e.-pecially sacred 
tunes; as a neighl)or he was kind in sickness, and generous; as 
a man industrious and a good gardener; moral, too much addicted 
to anecdote and levity for a minister, though verj^ sedate on 
solemn occasions — his piety w^as in the minds of his best friends 
suspended between hope and doubt. He lost his wife and married 
his housekeeper, not so soon however as he ought. His income 
dwindled, soQ;ie removed, some died, and others did not pay 
promptly, therefore in 170S, after a stay of about twelve }'ears, 
he left by mutual understanding without any formal dismission, 
and went first to Newmarket, N. H., and then to his native town, 
AVestiield, }dass. 

In 1791 Kenduskeag plantation was incorporated. ]Mr. Xoble 
was the agent ; he went to Boston, and the intent of the petitioners 
was to have it named Sunbury, as a pleasant name expressive of 
the place, but he disliked it — was enamored with the cluirch-tune 
Bangor y and therefore caused the town to l)e called by that name. 
It contains 18,000 acres, is about lOGO rods long fr{>m X(;itii to 
South, and 1800 from East to West.' The first survcv was in the 

* 179G 5Ir. Noble certifies a list of i]iarri:i;::e.s not in J>iii]<," r, but in Orrington, 
''Coburn-town i.Iautation," "KcuuLJskfng pluniatiun,-- tic. 

Early Settleiaent of Brnigor. 105 

year 1773,* by Joseph Cliiidwiek, Jind the second l)y Park llolhwid. 
Andrew Wel)ster ^\•;ls first town clerk of Barigor, who kept the 
records on papers without any book; he had !)ecn plantation clerk. 
Robert liitehborn succeeded Webster; he was tlie iuiuiediate pre- 
decessor of Wm. Hammond ^vho was town clerk for the first time, 

The records of the town are nearly comj)lete from the annual 
meeting in the s})ring of 179(3, for that year and 1797, but defi- 
cient thence to IMarch, 1801, except on loose papers. 

* This first survey was under the ilireetion of the proprietors of the TVuldo Patent, 
and w.<s a very extensive survey. A plan *'of 20 eliains to aa inch" is now before nie, 

This phiu and survey is'un at the Banc^or Point, uorrh of the Kendu-!keao;'s 
mouth, and extends up the river 14 lots, numbered from 1 to l-t inclusive, each eontam- 
ing 100 acres, and all rnnniuir to a straight line. ]S'o 11. however, is only half a lot : all 
those lots boundi-d on the Penobscot are each, (excei)t Xo. 11) 50 rods wide, and the 
north line of Xo. U [/asses the strerim above the house of Wni. t'urbes, where the north- 
erly bound or extent of this celebra''ed .>urvey ends. X'os. 15, 72 'i acres, and 10. "S '= 
aeres are on the nnrUi sitie of the Kenduskeag, of a triang'ular form, boundini? on the 
Kenduskea.i: o'OK'(!/if^r/y. The lots are tlien numbered downward to lots 17 and IS; the 
whole number of lot> between Kenduskeai? and Sowi-sdabscook stream are 30 lots. 
Xos. 19,20.21 and 22 are svH{^/i of Sowesdabscook, and then Xo. 23 bounded on the 
noi'th-rly bank of Sowesdabscook. and numbers up the Peuoijscot to iot X'o. 50, Vv-hich 
lattt-r bounds on Xu. IS above mentioned. 

The survey is then continued from Sowesdabscook down the river Penobscot to Bald 
Hill (Jove, and th'-uee to M irsh river, called on the plan, as it ascends into the jaws of 
the land, '"North IlirrerP The drst lot north of said latter river, bounding on it and on 
Marsh bay is Xo. lU; the four next, Xos. 115, IIG, 117, 118 extend Irom the Penobscot 
t)ack to said Xorth iiiver. Then the Xos. begin 51, and are regular up the river (each 
50 rods wid.-) to 105 inclusive; the latter lot is within said four lots numbered irom 19 
to 22, of the southerly side of Sowesdabscook, and botmds on Xo. 19, Below Xorth 
river, Hud oituosite Mie tiats of Marsh riv<r, arf' eight lots each 50 rods v/ide, X"os. 100. 
107, 108, 100, 110, 111, 112, 112; tliese are numbered up the river, the lowest lot being 
No. 106. Hence, the whole length of the survey is from Marsh river to the stream 
above the house ol Wm. Forbes: each lot with a few exception-, 50 rods wide, and the 
whole number from 1 to US inclusive, euuI two more marked with a pencil, 119 and 120 
between 113 and lU; a length on the Penobscot of 121^x50, equals 6000 rods of land in 
width; but the courses change at the Ivendu>keag Point, above and at Turtle head cove, 
at Sowesdabscook, at Bald Hill Cove, and at Xo. 120; and wliat is remarkable, the back 
line betv,'een these changed courses is straight, so that the lots, though of the same 
width, contain ditlennt quantities, more or less as the shore favors or restricts quantitv. 
Some lots contain 120, others 70 or SO acres. On the i)lan are these words: "Plated by 
a scale of 20 chains lo an inch, 1773." 

It is said the 10 proprietors by their Committee, B. Howard and Wm. Hunt, took 
possessiou of the surveyed land? Oct. 28, 1773. 

XoTE. The above paper was probably written in 1831.— Editor. 

106 Inscriptions frorii Gravestones in Uast Machias. 

^ ixsciupTiO^:s FROM gravesto:s:es in the old 


1872, Sept. 17, Capt. Jesse B. Brovrn, aged S2 years 5 mo. 
1883, Nov. 2, wife, Deboiaii W., aged I'l years 5 nio. 
1842, Jaii. o, Capt. John Brov.-u, a^-ed 2G years. 

1825, Dec. 16, Rhoda. wife of IL G. Balcli, Esq., aged 11. "She 
lived to die and died to live forever." 

1858, Dec. 20, Eben Blackman, Esq., aged 07 years 8 mo. 
^"'1871), Feb. 5. Alden Bridgham, aged 75 years. 

11871, Oct. 15, Widow Margaret T., aged 75 years 2 mo, 27 days. 
1S47, Nov. Uj, William Chase, horn in Freetown, ISIass., Dec. 15, 17C0. 

1817, Jan. 18, His wife, Lucv (vSmith), born in Jonesboro, Aug. 11, 


1859, July 7, Eleazer Chase, aged 84. 

1858, April 1, Wife, Alice (Hail), aged 83. 

■ 1875, May 10, Capt. AViliiam Chase,^aged 74. 

1855, Feb. 24, Wi^fe Hannah, aged 41. 

1825, Feb. 19, Elisabeth, wife of Ephraim Chase, aged 20. 

1875, Sept. 20, Flarriet G., wife of Ephraim Chase, aged 78. . 

1821, Dec. 1, Sanmel Crosbv, aged G5. 

1818, Dec. 30, Caleb Gary, aged GO. 

1856, Nov. 29, Widow Sally J. Gary, aged 64. 
1817, May 27, Elislia D. Chaloner, aged 36. 
1816, June 10, Widow Lydia Chaloner, aged C)(j. 

1850, May 18, Joseph Dwelly, ngvd 78 years 6 mo. 

1819, Sept. 29, Wife, Hannah, aged 74 years 5 mo. 

1851, Sept. 14, John D. Fulsora, aged 88 years S mo. 10 days. 

1859, Sept. 8, Mrs. Hannah, Relict, aged 81 years. 

1813, Jan. 13, Mrs. Olive, wife ol I'it is P. Foisom, and daughter of 

Benj. and Llis Gooch, ased 20. 
1810, Feb. 2, Wooden Foster, aged 80. 

1822, Aug. 18, Widow Frances (Scott), aged 85. 

1823, Mar. 4, Abijah Foster, aged 63. 

1860, Oct. 13, Widow Apphia (^Talbot), aged 88 years 6 mo. 
1860, Mar. 5, Daniel Foster, aged 91. ^' 

1858, Sept. 1, Wife, Hannah (Gardner), aged 84. 
1812, Abbv, daughter of Abijah Foster, 1791-1812. 

1876, Lucy H., daughter of Abijah Foster, 1793-1876. 
1882, June 4, Cyrus W. Foster, aged 88. 

1873, April 15, Wife, Sally T., aged 75. 

1838, Mar. 14, Morses Foster, aged 75. 

1840, April 2, \Vido\v Drucilla (West), aged 73. 

1821, June B). Paul Foster, son of Wooden Foster, aged 55. 

1822, Nov. 20, Nathan W. Foster, iiged 23. 
1869, Mar. 1, Nathan W, Foster, ao-ed 73. 
1840, Dec. 17, Mrs. Rachel Fo&ter,^acred 71 ? 

. 1>S70. Dec. 26. Charles Foster, Oct. 1'), lsO:;-Dec. 20. 1870. 
1878, Feb. 16, Jeremiah Foster, Sept. 16, 1803-Feb. 16, 1878. 
1848, Feb. 21, James Foster, aged 09. 

Inscriptions from Gr-westone^i in East Maclvas. 19' 







Oct. 21, Wife, Lucy Foster, a-ied 17. 

Oct. 20, Wife, Haimnh Foster, aged 75. 

Oct. 15, Thomas Foster, of Marion, aged 75. 

May 31, Mrs. Ruth, wife of Phineas Foster, aged 31. 

April 15, Aaron Greenwood, aged 03 years 9 mo. 

Mar. 7, Samuel AV, Goosehoom, aged 72. 

July 2G, Benjamin Gor^ch. aged 81. 

April 15, Vs^idow Fiisabeth Gooch. aged 81. 

May 25, William Gooch, Jr., aged A'). 

Dec, 20, William G^ooch, Jr., aged 73 years rao. 

Sept. 23, Mrs. Ennly G., wife of Jocl T. Gilson, aged 37. 

June 17, Jvi-iah Harris, aged 75. 

Dec. 27, Widow Lucy Harris, aged 87. 

Sepcember, John F. Harris, Oct. 1707-Sept. 1877. 

Oct. 2, Vrife, Drusilla W. (Foster), aged m. 

Jan. 30, Stephen Hariis, aged 78 years 1 mo 21 days. 

George Harris, 1802-187G. 

April 23, Mrs. Lucy, wife of Geo. Harris, and daughter of Elisha 

D. and Lvdia Gha loner, aged 21. 
Oct. 1, Peter T. Harris, aged 17. 
May 11, Pearl Hovre, born Keene, N. H., aged 72. 
13ec 21, Anna, his wife, aged 71. 
Jan. 13, George Hirmoii, aged (')Q>. 
Feb. 20, Wife,' Mary Gooch, aged 38 ? 
June 1, Wife Betsey, a2;ed 10. 
Sept. 20, Klijah Hall, aged 79. 
Dec. 28, Mrs. Edy, wife of Sylvanus Hanscom, aged 81 years 

5 mo. 

Sept. 5, Moses Hovey, aged 13. 
June 20, Roswell Hitchcock, of Hawley, iSIass., 

June 29, 186G. 

His wife, Betsey Longfellow, 



]Mar. 15, Samuel Kinsley, 
Nov. 12, Widow Betsev 

Feb. 19, 178G- 
Oct. 17, 1788-Sept. 27, 



i i 

aged 7G. 
July 17, Capt. John Fleller, ased SQ. 

Oct. 23, Wife Susan Phinney, aged 89. 

April 13, Betsey, wife of C. D. Keller, aged 37. 

July 8, Josiah Allies, aged 57. 

Api-il 1, Wife Mary N., aged 37. 

Dec. 20, Daniel Miles, aged 67. 

Oct. 10, 3[ary H., wife of Gapt. Josiah Miles, aged 29. 

Nov. 15, Moses Xash, aged 52 years 9 mo. 

Dec. 21, Wife 31ary, aged GO years G mo. 

Sept. 18, Peter ^iur[)hy, born Parish of Monaghan, Ireland, June 
12, 1788; emigrated to America, settled at Kast i\Iachias, 1817. 
Aged 85. 
1817. Sept. 1, Dca. Jabez Norton, acred 52. 
1877, Jan. 31, Thomas Pierce, aged 8; 

1878, .Mar. 31, Wife Nancy A 


> years 11 mo. 
71 years. 

19S Fi-r>-t SmcmiU on Kendusheag Tdver^ at Bangor. 

1862, Feb. 1, Samuel W. Pope, aged 46 years. 

1864, July 15, Sampson RuslitoD, aged bS years 6 mo. 
1861, Sept. 17, Wife Sarah, aged 52 years. 

1866, Nov. 15, Waiter Robbins, aged 83 ^'ears 7 mo. 

1865, July 29, Wife Deborah, ao^ed 78 years 8 uio. 
18o4, Dec. 25, Geo. Sevev, aged 61. 

1856, Dec. 4, Widow Phebe, aged 03? 

1857, Oct. 17, 31r£, Sarah, wife of Daniel Savage, aged 51. 
1873. June 10, John A. Simpson, aged 63. 

1828, Nov. 22, Wiiii-aii -simpson. o^-ed 64. 

1831, Feb. 10, Wife Elisabeth, aged 54. 

1825, July 13, A])iga!l, wife of Ambrose Snow, aged 28. 

1843, May 13, Sihis Turner, aged ^(i. 

1851, Au^. 19, Widow Sarah.' 

1836, April 28, Peter Talbot, Esquire, born Nov. 15, 1745. 

1831, June 10, Wife Lucv, a^ed 80. 

1811, April 28, Stephen Talbot, aged 30. 

Peter Talbot, born 1783-died 
1831, Wife Eliza (Chaloner). 1785—1831. 

1863, Wife Rebecca O'Brien. 1791—1.^63. 

1869, Jan. 17, ^Micah J. Talbot, aged 83 years 4 mo. 
1873, Mar. 11, Wife Betsey (Rich), aged 89 years. 
1861, Dec. 18, Jolin C. Talbot, ac^ed 78. 

1858, May 31, Wife, Mary Foster, aged 69. 
1871, Aug. 24, Earl Woodruff, aged 78. 

1867, July 1, Sally, his wife, aged 73. 

1835, Dec. 17, Lydia, their daugliter, aged 20. 
1840, Aug. 31, Eliakim West, aged 70. 
1843, Nov. 30, VrTdow Mary West, aged 70. 
1840, Aug. 31, Franklin West, aged 70. 
1831, Mar. 4, ^^'illiam Whitteraore, aged 54. 

1856, July 8, Widow Deborah Whitteaiore, 72. 
1878, Dec. 18, Thomas White, aged 87. 
1849, Dec. 13, Wife xVbigail, aged 47. 

1857, Oct. 13, Wife Elisabeth, aged 64. 
1857, Sept. 12. Nath'l Wilson, aged 65. 
1855, Jan. 20, Wife Sarah, aged 57. 


Judge Godfi-cy, in History of Penobscot County, page 530, 
says that William Hammond and John Smart erected a sa\Y mill 
at tbe head of the tide on Kendu-keag where the ?^Iorse ?Jills non- 
are. A mill a[)[)ears to have been built by A\'illiam Ilaamiond, 
Jr., for himself and his father, Wm. Hammond, Sen., then of 

Male InliaUtants of Blueliill, Mc, 1777. 199 

Xeutoii, Mass., hwi afterward of Bangor. Tlie mill was not 
fully coRjpleted until 1^01. 

I have before nic Wm. Hammond, Jr/s account for building: 
the mill, ^vhich he rendered his father : 


To IBiiilcliiig tlie Dam, 278 days work of Dien, common hands, $278.00 

To Master Maijsell, 4 days at 10s., ^.QQ, 

To ox work, 41 days, at os., 20.50 

To gravelling the dam, 20 days, 20.00 
To framing the rnll and raising, Master Mansell's work, IG 

days at 10s., ^^ 26. G6 

To Godfrey's work, 40 days at 7s. 6d., ' 50.00 

To common hands, 190 days, 190.00 

To oxen, 36 days at 8s., 18.00 

To Godfrey work up to June 5, 38 1-2 days at 8s., 43.32 

To Master Mansell, 7 days, " 12.00 

To 39 days work, hanging the gear, 39.00 

To oxen, 13 days, 6.50 

To 50 Tons Timber, 123, 100.00 

To Timber in the Dam, 10.00 

To 92 weeks Board to July 1, 1801, 12s., 184.00 

To 2 acres of land adjoining the mill, 24.00 

SI, 028.74 
To 1-2 carried to Wm. Hammond, 514.37 

Bangok, July 1801. This bill is settled in the account current. 




"Blue Hill" or Number Five, November 13th, i777- Agreeable to 
a resolve of the General Court, of the Suite of Mass. Bay, We make a 
return of ail the Males from sixteen years old & upward : 
Capt. Nathan Parker, Col. Nicholas Holt, 

Lefl. Israel Wood, Thomas Carter, 

Left. David Caldon, (?) Joseph Candage. 

Clark, John Peters, John Candage, 

Sarg't Joseph Wood, Jonathan Darling, 

Sarg't Obed Johnson, John Dodge, 

Sarg't PhiP.cas Osgood, James Day, 

Sarg't Jonathan Day, Jedediah Holt, 

Corp. 'Daniel Os.c^ood, Ezekiel Osgood, 

Corp. Hezekiah Cogglns, Nathan Osgood, 

200 Deaths in Bangor from April 1, 1834 to Oct. 2, 1853. 

Corp. Nicholas Holt, Jr., Christopher Osgooci, 

Corp. Ebeiiez'r Hinkley, Robert Parker, 


Peter Parker, Ezekiel Osgood, 

Joseph Wood, Joh" Roundy, 

Peter Parker, Jr., Joshua Norton, 

Zebediah Shattiick, Samuel Brown, 

Mathias Vickery, Thomas Coi;;gins. 

A true h'st taken by the Committee of safety. 

Joseph Wood, \ 

Peter Parker, > Committy." 

John Roundv, j 

(Dr. J. F. Pratt, Chelsea, Mass.) 


1834, - - 153. 184i, - - 115. 

1835, - - - P24. 1845, - - - 185. 
1830, - - 257. 1840, - - 254. 
1837, - - - 163. 1847, - - - 213. 
,1838, . - 105. 1S48, - - 261. 

1839, - - - 131. LS40, - - - *45;^>. 

1840, - - ^S. 1850, - - 223. 

1841, - - - 184. 1851, . - - 2^)0. 

1842, - - 165. 1852, - - 2:57. 

1843, . - - 147. 1853, - - - 131. 
* 161 reported died of Cholera, 


Page 171. Amos B. Treat, of Amos Treat^. mar. first, Dec. 8. 1836. Ann M. 

Peirce; mar. second, Jan. 2, ISiO, Caroline A. Mclntire; d. 31ar. 

15, 1878. 
Page 172. Upton Treat, of Joshua Treat^, d. Jiilv 21. 1889; mar. first. Au^. 

24. 1838. Sarah >L .lones; mar. second. Oct. 10. 18U2, Reumah A. 

Wiswell; mar. third. Xov. 3. 1SG4. Kose A. Whitney. 
Ce 172. Waldo Pt^irce. d. Oct. 10. 1841. 

Havwaid Peirce, m. Mai-}' Ann Greenwood. 

Charles H. Peirce, m. Ellen Kelly. 

George A. Peirce. ni. Louisa T. Pike. 

^hiria Peirce. m. HayAard P. Gushing. i 

Caroline Peirce. m. Albert L. Kelh'. 

Lncilla Peii'ce m. Webster Keily. 

Silas T. Peirce. ra. Fanny Gritlin. 
Ile-iry Treat, of Jonathan Treat, m. tirst. May 21. 1^40. Abigail. 

daughter (;f C<d. Ezia 'i'reat; m. second. Jime 28. 1840, Caroline 

P>oy<l; m. 3. July 7. IS75. Mis. Aiie.e (Kiinbail) ^leserve. 

Edwin P. I'reut, of Jonatlian Ireal, m. Jan. 28. 1^(J4. Sarah G. 

Tyler; resides at Frankfort. 
Page 173. Ezra Treat, of Joseph Treat, iii. Feb. IC, 1817. Harriet F. Mclntire. 



VOL. IV. , BANGOR. ME., MAY. 1889. No. 11, 


Ill Eozicv's Relation of AVevnioiith's voynge to the coast of 
^ylalne, 1(305, printed for the Gorges Society, Porthind, Maine, 
1887, page 133, nyj.y be found the following description of a pond 
which Weymouth found on an island oti' Monhegan, and which 
has been supposed to have been near the mouth of Saint George 
Piver : 

"Upon one of the Islands (because it bad a pleasant sandy Cove for 
small barks to ride in) we landed and found hard by the shore a pond 
of fresh water which flowed over the banks, somewhat over2:rowii witli 
liitle shrub trees, and searching up the Island we saw it fed with a 
strong run, which with small labour and little time, might be made to 
drive a mill." 

Dr. H. S. Burrage — in his most valuble notes — comes to the 
conclusion that no island has been found which comes up to the 

The writer of this article has personally searched all the islands 
at Saint Georges and to the eastward, so far as Mount Desert, for 
this [)ond, without avail. The only pond which answers in any 
^vay to the desci'ii)tion is a small pond of thirty or nnn-e acres on 
the westerly- side of Long Island, now Islesborough, which linds 
its outlet at Sprague's Cove ; but this seems too tar up Penobscot 
Bay. ' 

Dr. B. F. DeCosta in the :Mass. Historical Society's Proceed- 
ings, Vol. 18, page 101, says, this pond was on Cape Xewagen, 

202 CeiiSKS of Mah Ihhahltants in Buchyport and Orhnich ITTT. 

opposite Poniaquid Kiver. Dr. Barrage says Capo Xewagen is 
not opposite Peiiiaquid Ri\'er or Point. 

Dr. DeCosta prints an article in [he Xew England Historical 
and Genealogical Register for April 18^9, pp. 200-20P in which 
he says : Tliat in the sense intended Xewagen is opposite Penui- 
quid, wljatever \and mny intervene, and thai the Light House 
keeper at Cape Xewagen wrote him, that the pond was actuidly 
there, overflowing into the sea, being fed by quite a long brook 
running from a swamp or \vhat is called Laberton Mciidow. Dr. 
DeCosta has since made a personal examination of the spc^t and is 
confirmed in his original opinion that Cape Xewagen is the p/iace 
whereon was AVeymouth's Pond. 

The location of this pond is of importance with reference to tlie 
more in][)ortant question of the location of Weymouth's River, 
1605, whetiier tliat was the Penol)scot, St. George, Pemaquid or 
the Kennebec River may never be known. The ^rci'ieral opinion 
is now tiiat the St. George is the real river but it is far from 
being a settled question. 

The ancient navigators were careless in their accounts, with a 
great disposition to enlarge, and describe in extravagaiit language 
what they saw and found. Their narratives are therefore some- 
times blind and unreliable. 



MAINE, xVUGUST, 1777. 


Agreeably to a resolve of the General Court bearing date December 
the 9th, 1770, which resolve never came to our hands till ye 22nd of 
Aug., 1777, we hear make your Honors a true return of the Male 
Inhabitants of the Towns of Number One and Number Two from 
sixteen years old and upward: In Number One is Twenty-one. hi 
Number Two is fifteen. 


Chairman of the Committee. 

Aug. ye 2n, 1777. (Dr. John F. Pratt.) 

Address of CoL Johi Allen at JlaeJucu, 1779. 203 


ContrihuteJ bv John S. Eiiierv. of Boston, 

By John Aliun, Es(j., Continental Agent, Colonel Commander 
in Chief of Indians Ea.-tern Department and Commanding Officer 
at Machias in the State of Massachusetts Bay. 

Whereas, a number of Troops, with several S|jip,s of Vrar, belonging 
to the British Kinir. now in open Wa.' with tiie United States of Massa- 
chusetts Bav, T-Jdno; A(U-antage of the Indigent State of this Country 
and Encouraged by a Number of Normal \yretcbes and Syehophants, 
who have been Perpetu:t!l\' Lurking within the Bowels of this perse- 
cuted County. Using thnt Deception and Art with which they are so 
Conspicuous, thinking by this means to overcome the quiet and peace- 
able Irdiabitants bv Careless and promised Indulg^'Ciice ; in Order to 
cut off and Subjugate a great part of this Country and bring- them 
un(ier the Arbitrary Government of Britain, And Whereas by Repeated 
Abuses of such promises, which the Lihabitants of this Continent have 
Experienced During tins War, Should Convince every Rational mind 
what they must Expect by Giving up Tamely their All, into tlie Han.ds 
of Such beings. And tliat Nothing Else is intended, but to 
from this Free Country all that is Dear, Humane and Saxred. Still 
some who are x\ctuatcd t7om principles of feai-, attachment to Brittian's 
self arid other Lucrative Views seem willin^^ to Comply tiiemselves, 
and endeavor to lead others into the same Snare. 

Therefore to prevent the Bloody and Horrid Designs of our Enemy 
whose Tendere'-t Mercv's are Cruelty, I do hereby promise all persons 
wdiatever who will join the Troops in the Service of the L'nited States 
tor the Defence of the Eastern Countv Service, in proportion according 
U) the Time they Inlist for, and that Every help and Aid shall be given 
that the Situation of the Country will Admit, and that all Rations, pay, 
&c., which may be Deficient, shall be fully and Completely made good 
and Delivered at the several persons Habitations free from Expenses. 

It is strongly Recommended to those Inhabitants who seem Desirous 
of Resigning themselves into the Hands of Britian without using their 
Endeavors to Defend, to Duly reflect upon the Consequence and Im- 
portance of Such Extroadinary Conduct, and whether it is Consistant 
for Subjects of a vState, by whose Laws they have been protected and 
Defended, to take upon themselves as An Independant people to turn 
against Government, where their own Fancies Leads them. Surely it 
cannot be the Terror of Britons that Occasions this, they are not 
Invinbible, tht-y are but Men like Oin"selves. Experience' Repeatedly 
has Convinced the Wcnld that the Sons of America in tlieir Lowest 
Estate were Equel to Britons tho' Supported by Every Human Aid. 
Even slundd \ou submit, it is But for a Stunt Time } ou can Enjoy 
theii Company and tav'om". lor withuut tfie CiKii'se ot things 
in Providence be Reverted, it is Impossible iov them to Subsist and 

204 Address of Col. John Allen at Machias, 177 J, 

pursLiC ihc'ir Dianolic:il ItUcntions niuch longer. Hut must soon uitb.- 
draw iVorn our Shores. Then vou Cannct Expect to be treated as 
other Sul>jects ot' America. Let not the Exagerated threat ot' a ivi^^ni- 
festo or prochimation so con:imon and Repeatedly Issued by the Ser- 
vants of the British King (Should you not Comply) Intimidate. vSure]_v 
your own Wisdom must iJictate how preposterous and vain thev have 
been sin.ce the Contest began, and al\va\s Dissolved and terminated in 
Nothing, These matteis are Customar}- in Time o'i War, and always 
practiced by the Militiry. Is it because the Country is so Reduced 
with poverty? Then look back and see the Declaration made at the 
beginning of the Contest that '''before you would be Deprived of Liberty 
and Subjugated to the power of Britian, you would Suffer the Greater 
Calamities." Is this Noble Spirit Intirely Eradicr»led from \our 
Breasts.^ But the Couritry cannot be so reduced, there is still and a 
Sufticiencv for Subsistence tho' it is acknowledged it is very Difficult. 
But view the situation r;f your Ancestors, who tirst Settled in the Wil- 
derness, see their sutTering and perseverence. Shall their Posterity 
who have Experier^xe and many other advantages more than th.ey.had. 
Tarnish their Glory and Tamely Submit to tliat power who Drove 
them from their Native Countrv — 'Tleaxen forbid.-" it cannot be so. 
Happy for the Liberty's of iSLuikind in General tliere appears but a far 
Smaller part in tliis Country who are so imprudent. — And it is strongly 
Recommended the Inii.bitants in General would be very Cautious how 
they attend to the i\dvice of Such Designing and Artt'ul Wretches 
which are Di.siributed thro' the Eastern Country and generally known 
by their Conduct. 

The Inhabitants may Rest asured that upon exerting themselves 
Every Possible wa\ will hn pin\sued bv the Commanding Otlicer, for 
the Protesting and Securing their Fannlys and property, and that the 
Indians (Who are now Collecting) will be embodied with the Whites 
for the Pmpose, and it may be further Depended upon that tliey Need 
rot be under any Apreh.ension of Danger fron^ the Eastern Indians, 
and as to the Canada Indians there is a very few who will Join Britian, 
for it may be Relied upon that the Chiefs and Sachems of tlie St. 
Francis Nang'ma'wa'gues llau'na'>a'da'gaus, the principle Tribes in 
Canada have made a Daclaration against taking up the Hatchet in 
Opposition to France and America, tho' it is probable Some Desparado 
Torys far more savage than the Natives of the Wilderness m.ay be 
employ'd for some such Horrid purpose as at Susquehannah, But there 
need be no tear if people would put themselves in so Respectable a 
Situation as the Country is Capable of Doing. 

The Coinmanding Olricer ReK's that imder Providence by tlie 
Exertioiis of ti.e Whole, in being Detern-^ineel to Act against our 
Common Enemy, and pur>uing such Nece>.->ary Measures as is required 
for our Defence, with Unity and Harmony tiiat we shall still Secure 
and preserve all that we Esteem So Valuable. 
Given Under my Hand att Machias, June 23d, 1779, and in the Third 

Year of American Independence. J. Allan. 

A correct copy, by his great-grand-daughter. Mrs. Frances (Allan) 
Themes, 20 Concord Square, Boston, Mass, 

I eatJis hi Ishsh'>7'o. 205 



Thomas Ames, First Minister died on the Main Land. 
His first wife Rebecca, died June 2S, 1S07, aged 66. 
Joseph Boarchna.n, d. Oct. (29), 1S31, aged Si. 
Wife Mary Pendleton, d. Jidy (26). 1S47, aged S9, 
Thomas Hoardman, d. Oct. 5, 1845, '^g^'<^^ 7^- 
Wife Lydia Pendleton, d. Oct., 1843, aged 6j. 
William Boardman, d. Aug., 186^, aged S6. 
Wife Jane Anies. d. Dec. 30, 1S69, aged So. 
Josepli J>oardn"ian, (]. Feb. iS, 1S79, aged 75. 
Wife Xiobe Sp.rague, d. Jan. 14, 1S79. 
Fields Coombs, d. May 20, 1S4S, aged 62 yeais 4 mos. 
Wife Betse}" Ames. d. Aug. 15, iS6^, aged 79 years ^ mos. 
Betse\, wife Hosea Coombs, d. July 16, 1S06, aged 3S. 
Lucy Tiiomas, wife *-)f Robert Coombs, d. June 20, it^^-,^, aged about ^^ 
Jesse Coombs, d. Sept. 5, 1823, aged over 50. 
Wife Hannah Richards, d. Nov. j6, 18^9, aged over So. 
Isaac Coombs, d. Jan. 27, 1S40, aged 49 years 11 mos. 
Wile Betsey Boaiilman, d. Ahiy 4. 1S35, aged 35. 

Rev. Ephraim Coombs, d. Dec. 19, 1871, aged 71 years 2 mos. S days. 
Noah Dt dge, from ISlock Island, d. July 23, 1S16, aged 54. 
Rathburn Dodge, d. Sept. iS, 1846, aged 79. 
Josbiua Dodge, d. Mar. 24, 1S5S, aged 76 years 2 mos. 
V\'ife Elisabeth vStewart, d. Nov. 4, iS6^^ aged 72. 
Israel Dudge, drov/ned Feb. 17, 1807, aged 35. 
Wife Prudence Trim, d. Dec. 5, 18^4, aged 76 years S mos. 
Robert Sherman, d. April 29, 183^, aged about 6^. 
Isaac Sherman, d. April 22, 1S44, aged 42. 

Robert Sherman, Jr., d. . 

Wife Catherine, d. . 

James Sherman, d. . " 

W^ife Sibyl Gilkey, d. . 

Simon Sprague, d. 

Wife Lydia Dodge, d. Sept. i, 1S4S, aged Gt,. 

Lucretia Nichols, wife of Solomon Sprague, d. Jan. 13, 1S33. 

James Trim, d. Dec. 6. 1828, aged over 80. 

Wife Mary Thomas, d. Aug. 3, i860. 

Robert Trim, d. May 22, 1854. 

Wife Lucy Coombs, d. Mar. 6, 1863. 

Samuel Warren, d. May 3, 1859, '^o^'^ about 80. 

Wife Ruth Sherman, d. Aug. 30, 1835. 

Isaac Warren, d. ^lar. iS, 1858. 

Jeremiah Warren, d. . 

206 Deaths in Lkshoro. 

Jonathan Spraguc, d. in Xt-w Shorehani, R. 1., Aui:^. 2, 1S03, ii^^Qd 43. 

Wife Lytlia Dodge, d. June 4, 1S4S, aged 'bG, Both natives of New 

George Warren, aged over 60. 
Wile^Lvdia Hatch^. 
Benjaniin Wairen. 
Wife Abigail, d. Mar. 25. 1S47. 

J<^siah Farrow, Revoiutionnr_v Soldier, d. Aug. 14.. 1S19, aged 66. 
Wife Ruth, d. May 7, 1834, aged 70. 
Samuel Farrow, d. Jan. 3, 1S26. 
John Farrow, d. Jure 26, 1S41. aged about 60. 
Wife Rebecca Ames, d. Sept. 26. 1S42. 
Dea. John Farrow, cL ^Mar. 13, 1S79, aged 84. 
Wife Eunice N., d. Oct. 19, 1873. aged 76. 
John Giike\-, Esquire, d. Sept. 4, 1S18, aged 74. 

Wife Svlvina Thomas (of Marshheld, Mass.), d. April 20, 1S32, aged 

Benjatnii-. Thomas Gilkey, born June 17, 1769, (did not use his first 

name) d. Oct 10, 1S47. 

Wile Mercy Ames, born /\ug 12, 1772. d. . 

Jeremiah Hatch, d. Jan. 20, 1^39. aged 85, from Marshfield. 
Wite Eycha Porter, d. Dec. 28.^ 1S34, aged 76. 
Isaac Hatch, d. July 9, 1826, aged 41. Gravestone. 
Wife Betsey Wan-en. d. Dec. 7. 1S31. Gravestone. 
Dea. James Hatch, d. Mar. 13, 1S78. 
Job Pendleton, d. Jan 25, 1794, aged 47. 
Wife Sally, d. Aug. 16, 1786, aged 31.. 
Judith, daiighter of Johathan and Jane Pendleton d. April 23, 17S1J 

— the oldest gravestone on the Island. 
Daniel Ladd, d. Jan. 20, IS53, aged 6^ years 11 mos. 
Elisha Nash, from W^evmouth, Mass., d. Feb. z6, 18^2, aged 87. 
Wife Sallv Hatch, d. Dec. 3, i842, aged ^6. 
Jonathan Pendleton, d. Sept. 25, 1841, aged over 90. 
First wife Jane, d Feb, 25, 1802, aged 47. 
Second wife Lucinda, d. June 17, i8:;o? 
Capt. William Pendleton, born Feb. 26, 1774, died Aug. 26, 1837, 

aged 67. 
Wife Peggy, d. Aug. 16, 1841. 

Mrs. Peggy, wife of John Pendleton, d, Feb. 21, 1784, aged 3-. 
Joseph Pendleton, d. Aug. 21, 184S, aged 89. 
Wife Wealthy Thomas, d. Aug. 2i, 1843, aged 6^ . 
Josluia L*endleton, d. Dec. 12, rS59, aged about 80. 
Mark Pendleton, d. Dec, 25, 1867, aged 83. 
Wife Lydia Ball, d. June, kS66, aged 83. 

Samuel Pendleton, ( father of above,) d. . 

Wife Bathset)a Dcxige, d. . 

Dea Samuel Pendleton, Jr., d. Sept. 21, 1844, '^o^^^ So y^';^'"S 4 mos. 
Wife Lucy Spraguc, d. May 29, 1877. 

TJnion Fuver. 

Jonathan Parker, from Groton, ]Mass,, April 6 1841-68. 

Wife Hannah Ilrlbrook, d. . 

Mighill Parker, Esquire, d. Feb. 17, 1S26 (27), aged 62. 

Joseph Pliilbrool:. d. June 13, 1S41, aged about "^o. 

Henry Rose, born New Shoreham, R. I., b. Aug. 9, 17S4, d, July 10, 

Wife Hannah Dodge, b. Islcsboro, May 27. 1706, d. June 9, 1S66, 

need So. 


Union River is named on the Admiralty maps of Great P)tiiain, 
1747, as ''R des ^lonts des:ii'ts River," and was called by tliat 
name as late as 17(iO-G2. In 17()2 the General Court granted to 
settlers an<l others twelve townships of land to the eastward, to 
be laid out in two classes. Samuel Livermore, (u-reat) grand 
father of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, was appointed surveyoi*. The 
townships of the tirst class were to l)egin at Penohscot River and 
extend eastward. These were : 

No. 1, DOW Bucksport, No. 4, now Sedgwick, 

No. 2, now Orland, No. 5, now Blue Hill, 

No. 3, now Penobscot, No. 6, now Surry. 

The townships of the second class were : 

No. 1, now Trenton, No. 4, now Steuben, 

No. 2, now Sullivan, No. 5, now Ilarringtou, 

No. 3, now Mt. Desert, No. 6, now Addison. 

After the survey was completed, Mr. Livermore finding the 
two clashes to he bounded on Mount Desert River, which extended 
up in the country, proposed that the name of the river he changed 
to Union River, ''which after the ceremony of breaking a l-ottle 
of rum was agreed to.'' A record of this is (or was) at the St:ite 
House in Boston and I have heen told also recorded on Blue Hiil 
town records. 

The boundai-ies of n^any of tlie towns have been changed, but 
the original survey svas as above. 

20 S Zadoch Ftench, of Bangor. 



Zadock French was a son of Ei)enezoi', Jr., Jind Re!)ecca 
(Kidder) French, of Billerica, Mass,, born IMay 27, 1761). Of 
his early life 1 know hut httle. He settled in Boston, and was in 
business and probal)Iy lived at Commercial l^oint, Dorchester. 
Just what 3'ear he came to Bangor is not certain, })ut })robably 
about 1808, his family not coming- here until many years after. 
He was one of the most active, enterprising men who came to 
Bangor early in this century. He \\as a l)uilder of many build- 
ings, among which was the block known as tiie Fiench Block, 
being the three northerly stores in the Kailroad Block at the foot 
of Exchange Street. He also build a Distillery which was situ- 
ated across the street from the Penobscot Exchange. The quality 
of his rum was remembered with much pleasure by many old 
citizens of Bangor long after the building was renioved. 

His most notable building was the Penobscot Exchange Coilee 
House, which he built in 1727-8. At that time it was the best 
Public House in Xew England, except possibly one in Boston, and 
was the wonder of the time. In the Attic at the southerly end 
was the Hall for many years used by Bising Virtue Ltjdge of Free 
and Accepted Masons, for their Lodge room. 

Mr. French leased tlie house to Jacob Chick, who v/as the lii'st 
landlord. ^Ir. Chick advertised in the Bangor paper July 21, 
1828, that the Penobscot Exchange Cofiee House was open for 
the accommodation of the public under his charge, — ''that it 
contained ab'jut seventy roonjs, comprising halls, parlors, clul> 
room, etc., and was furnished in a mtinner equal if not superior 
to any other public house in Maine." In modern times the words 
*'Cotfee Hou>e" have I)een left off from the name of the House, 
which is not an improvenient. ]\Ir. Chick continued in the house 
about two years, when ]Mr. French moved his fanrily into it, and 
became its landlord. Mr. French was the lai'gest i;)roprietor of 
city lots at the tinie of his death, of any man in Bangor. He 
died Dec. 30, 1830. 

He married Beulah Smith, of Billerica, Sept. 29, 17IJ3, she was 
born Sept. 18, 1773. Mrs. French was admitted to the First 

Grant to Cape. AnnQMass.^Loyalists in N. B, 1784-5. 


Cluirch in Bangor on profession June 3, 1832. She died April 
18, 1803. Children, all born in Boston, were : 

i. Ebexkzer. born April 4. 1795; settled in Bangor; merchant. He died 
Nov. 5, 1S75. He married v^oj)liia. daiio-hter of John and Sopliia 
Barker, of Bangor. July 31. 1S28. She died — . Tlieir children, all 
born in Bangor, were : 

1. Augustus B., b. April S. 1S26. 

2. Frances B., b. June 8, 1S30; mar. Charles W. Adams, Dec. 16, 

18.32; she died Galveston, Texas, Oct 1853. 

3. Ellen S.. b. Aug. 1. 1S32; mar. Amos W. Dana, Oct. 20, 1854. 

fie died in hidianapoiis. Indiana, Nov. 2S. 1S5S. She mar. 
sccnd James H. Bonder, Esquire, of Bangor, 1870. 

4. Eben, b. Feb. 1, 1837; mar. Margaret Mills. He died in 

Bangor. Feb. 8, 1873. 

5. John Barker, b. July 20, 1840; mar.; resides in San Francisco. 

6. Marv Carr. b. July 1, 1841. 

7. Charlotte, b. Nov. 25. IS43 ; mar. W. H. Bachelder, Mar. 1873. 

8. Frank, b. Api. 30 1850. ") .., , ^ .„„ 

9. Daughter, b. Apr. 30. 1850, \'^''''^ ^^^'^^ ^^^> ' 

ii. Zadock, b. April 19. 1797; be sailed from Boston in Brig David 
Porter, Capt. Fisk. Aug. 2G, 1815. bound for France and was lost 
with all on board in the Sept. gale of that year. 

iii. Geokge, b. Aug. 20, 1700; d. Dec. 27, 1802. 

iv. Joshua Heywood, b. Oct. 28, 1801 ; d. in Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1816, 

V. Ceulaii, b. Oct. 22, 1803 ; d. Aug. 22. 1805. 

vi. George Srnrni, b. Xov. 10, 1800; re>ides in Bangor: d. Feb. 15, 1869; 
mar. Ann S., daughter of Abner Tavlor, of Bangor, May, 1833. 
Children: George Z., Maria, Charles H., Freilick F., Abner T,, 
William T. and Joshua H. 

vii. Francis Frederick, b. Nov. 22, 1808; d. Sept. 28, 1810. 

viii. Frederick Francis, b. April 16, 1810; lived in Bangor; merchant; 
connected with the firm of Hinckley. Egery & Co. for many years. 
A most exen^plary and worthy citizen. He d. at Kineo, ^looso 
Head Lake, Sept. 13. 1885. He m. Mary, daughter of George and 
Abigail Barker, of Bangor, Aug. 5, 1833. She died May 28, 1875; 
no children. 

ix. Simeon Smith, b. Oct. 17, 1812; d. Oct. 7, 1817. 
X. Beulah A., b. May 28, 181G; d. Oct. 3, 1817. 

BRUNSWICK, 1784-5. 

This Grant by the Province was made to William Chirk and 
about 223 others, and comprised 70,000 acres of huid with a 
further allowance of 3,000 acres for common, etc., situated on the 
*'St. Croix alias Scoodick" in the County of Sunbiiry, and 
Province of Nova Scotia that part now New Brunswick. The 

210 Deed of Ida/id at Moosehecca-Reach. 

Grant commenced at the northwestern corner of land laid out for 
the Penobscot Loyalists. See this Magazine, Vol. one, page 07. 
It appears that this Association of Loyalists from the old Bay 
State was nearly a failure, as a writ of Liquest was issued Jan. 
25, 1790 to Eohcrt Pagan, Colin Campbell and Thomas Wyer. 
April 21, an Inquest was held and June 2^ a return was tiled to 
the Inquest in Chancery "that the conditions had been performed 
on 46 lots of this Grant only." The other lots were escheated, 
and subsequently granted to Henry Goldsmith and others. 

(Edward jack, Esquire, of Eredcricton.) 


This Island is supposed to be what is now known as Shory's or 

Gardner's Island, oif Jonesport. John Shory, Senior, is said to 

have lived on it many years, he having bought it of Pea()ody, 

of Salem, Mass., about 1820. Shory, Sen., sold to John Shory, 

Jr., and Gillot Longfellow, of Machias. Longfellow^ bought out 

Shory and sold to Gardner, of Boston, an heir by marriage 

of Peabody. — Now owned by John Gardner & Brothers, of 


''I, Thomas Kelley, now residing at Gouldsborough in the County of 
Lincoln and Province of the ^Jassachnsetts Bay in New P^ngland, 
yeoman, for and in Consideration of the just sum of £50 lawful money 
of said Province to be in Hand paid before the Delivery hereof by 
Francis Shaw, Jr., of Gouldsborough, aforesaid, merchant, the receipt 



whereof I do hereby acknowledge. Have given &c. 

A certain Island situate, laying, and being near the mouth of the 
Misbecca ( ?) River & Reach so called in said County, commonly known 
or called by the name of Parson's Island, alias Large Bay Island, alias 
Ronges Island,* but in the General Survey of North America, taken by 
Mr. Charles Dlascovritz, Great Island ; together with ail the Privileges 
& appurtenances being and belonging to the said Island, containing by 
Estimation 1,500 acres, it being the same Island my late father lived 
and died on & where I am now going to settle. 
Sept. 15, 1773."— Lincol Reg. Deed, Vol. 9, Folio 214. 

* Is This the Island so named by Chamjtiain in IGOl. See Ante June, 18S7. 

Early Settlers in Orrington^ Elaine. 211 


Joseph Arey. Original settler 1774. He died previous to 
1785, when his widow, Hannah, was there with five cliildien. 
"Hannah, widow of Joseph Arey, was granted land in Onington, 
1786.*' Widow Hannah Arey married Phineas Eanies, of Bucks- 
town, Jane 15, 178S. 

Joseph Arey married Rebecca Snow, about 1840. Widow 
Thankful Arey married Cyphrian Baker, May 17, 1835. 

Jesse A^twood, born in Wellfleet, May 12, 1749; came to 
Orrington about 1774; he was a Petitioner for land in 1783 and a 
Grantetj in 1786. He married Hannah, daughter of Thomas and 
Abigail (Horton) Deane, of Eastham, N"ov. 5, 1777 ; she was born 
Jan. 20, 1753, died Feb. 2, 1820. Children were : 

i. Hannau, b. Sept. 17. 1772: ni. John Crowell, of Orrington; pub. Aug, 

17. 171)3; she d, Jan. 17, IS.JO. 
ii. Mkuetable. b. July 9. 1774; m. Beiij. Swett, of Hampden; shed. 

Jan. 17, 1S39. 
in. Debohah. b. Apr. IB, 177G: m. Nathan Hopkins, of Bneksport, 1799; 

tilie d. in Jan. 19, 1S5G. 
iv. Jesse, b. Dec. 2S, 177S ; lived in Orrin<]jton. where he d. June 5, 1S62 ; 

rn. I.avinia Xickerson Jan. o, 1S05; children. Jesse, Albion, James; 

Lavina. and William drowned Nov. 18, lS2-t, a^ed 19. 
V. James, b. March 23, 17SI : d. July 17, 1834. 
' vi. 'J'noMAS Deane, b. Oct. 5. ]7S3; lost at sea Nov.. 1818. 

vii. Wii.LTAM. b. Sept. 11, 1785. of Or)ington ; m. Enth Doanc. Children 

William E.. b. June 7. 1813; Eunice Doane. b. Dec. 9. 1815; Ruth H. 

b. April 0.1818; Charles, b. Dec. 11, 1820; EJisha Doane; Martha 

Ann and Horace. 
viii. Benjamin, b. Oct. 15, 1787; lived in Orrington; m. Mary D. Eldridge, 

pub. May 21, 1810. Children: Mary. m. "Richard leaker; Charh-s. in. 

Hannah Atwood; Christopher Taylor, m. Phebe Cobb; Benjamin, m. 

Lucy Baker; George, m. Olive Peiice: Joseph, m. Betty Rider. 
ix. Abigail, b. Julv 5, 1790, m. Jesse Harding. 
X. Mercy, b. Ft-b. 23. 1794; d. May 22. 1809. 
xi. Arcpiei-aus Deane, b. Dec. 10, 1795, of Orrington; Senatoi-; held 

many town offices; m. Widow Ann (Arey) Atwood, Nov. 27, 1832; 

she was widow of Henry Atwood and daughter of Capt. James Arey. 

of Hucksport. 'I'hey had one son. Archelaus Deane. Jr., b. Apr. 2-1. 

1S41, m. Helen R. Jones, of Holden, Jan. 23. 18G4; be d. in Calcutta, 

Dec. 26, 1807. 

iMosES Baker, Jr., came to Oriingtoii in about 1790; married 
jNIariha, daughter of Richard Atwood, of Wellfleet, Oct. 25, \l6b. 
She died July 8, 1820. Children: 

i. Nancy, b. Jan. 20, 1789; ni. Ephraim Doane. Jr. 

ii. ;Molly Thompson, b. Oct. 19, 1793. 

iii. Samuel, b. May 24, 1790. of Orrino:ton. 

Iv. Levi YouJiG, b. bept. 11, 1798, of Orrington; m. Lavinia X. Godfrey, 

212 Early Settlers in Orrivgton, Mahie. 

daugliter of James Godfrey. 
V. Isaac, b. bept. "JG, ISOO. of Orrijigton ; ni. Zeruiali >>iekeison, of Elijili- 

alet; she m. Henry Barker. 
vi. Patty, b. Sept. 23. "^ISOo: nu Josiab H. Nickeison. Their dangbters 

Sophia aiul Jiiiia both ni. Cape. Eemati ]S'. Eartlett, now of Bangor. 

Eliphas Baker brother of ivloses ; lived in Crrington ; Tan- 
Der. He married RiUh, daughter of Heman Smith, 'djoth of 
Oriiiigton," published Jan, 17, 1801. Had sons, Benoni and 
Moses. This family moved to Frankfoi-t. 

Bexoxi Baker, probably brother of Moses. Lived in Orrijig- 
ton ; Collector of Taxes in 1817 ; died there : mariied Sally 

James Boltox was the son of Solomon and Elisabeth Bolton, 
of INiiddleboro, IMciss., born Oct. 6, 1789. Solomon Bolton was a 
Bevolutionary soldier and settled in Frankfort prior to 1800; He 
died in Orrington in 1840 and his wife died in Frankfort in 1814. 
James Bolton lived in Frankfort, Newport, Plymouth, and 
Oriington where be died Oct. 1, 1880. He married Mary, daugli- 
ter of John and Elb^abeth Veazie, of Frankfort, Dec. 15, 1811 ; 
she born May 80, 1791 and died Aug. 10, 1872. Children : 

i. Alfred, b. in Frankfort, Dec. 22. 1S12. of Brewer: m. Naney Yates. 
ii. Damkl Yeazie. b. in 2Se\v}iort. Nov. 16. 1815; lived in Orrington; m. 

Nancy D. Kaker: he d. :Mar. 23. 1869: parents of Kev. H. W.Holt-n. 
iii. Eliza Yeazie. b. in Plymouth. 3Jay i6. 1817; ni. Capt. ."^^aniiiel 

Mitchell; both d. in Oriington. 
iv. James, b. do, June 14, 1819 : ni. Lois Ann Lowell : he d. in Orrington, 

>]av4, 1871. 
V. Mary. b. do. v*^ept. 12. 1S21; d. Sept. 15. 1821. 

vi. jSJary a., b. Nov. I, ]823; m. Eev. ^\'.F. Farrington, ^Methodist minis- 
ter: she (]. ."-ept. 12, 1878. 
\ii. Sarah Yeazie. b. Sept. 14.1826; m. Thomas Brastow IiC>gers. of 

Orrington; she d. Sept. 12. 1878. 
viii. Solomon, b. Orrington. ]Mar. 28, 1829; lived there; Post blaster, and 

ht-ld other (rfficial posit'ons: d. Aug. 1887; lie m. Mjiria, dau. of Capt. 

Littleton Peed, of North fucksport. 
ix. George, b. do. Sept. 1, 1833; City ^Marshal of Bangor several years. 

Capt. Jonathan Barnes, mariner, born April 12. 1772; died 

Mar. 1, 1862; niariied f]ri,L uife, Polly Wentworth, Oct 24,1703; 

^he b(irn Dec. IS, 1774, died Oct. 5, 1807. Married .second, Mr«. 

Lucy Wentworth, pub. Aug. 8, 1808. Childien: 

i. Peebe M.. m. Jesse TI. Nickerson. 

ii. Mary. ni. Nathan Nickeison. 

iii. Daugliter, m. A\m. Phodes, of Lynn, 

iv. JONATHAJS, lived in Orrington. 

Early Settlers in Orrinrjton, Maine. 213 

Samuel Becayx, prol ably born in Wellfleet. Died in Orring- 
ton, Jan. 21, 1^81; nianitd Piit^cilla Haidiug: isLe born Mayo, 
1747. Children: 

i. Elijah, b. Wel'tleet ; lie wn? lost at sea in ?]oop Nancy, July, 1S06 with 
all on boaid. viz: \A(:'lcou]e D(<ane, Charles Paeon and Charles Bol- 
ton, fie ni. \\ ido^^• Eachei (Jay) Bacon; children : Eliza, b. March 
14. 179N; Elijah, b. Apr. 19. ]8ui; Samuel, b. Jan. 20, 1SU3 ; .Matilda. 
The widow m. third. Eli^ha Doane. Oct. 9. 1S08. 

ii. Hannah, b. Oct. 7,1774; m. Jo>eph Hi-azier of Orrington. Dec. 14, 
ISOl. He was a hiitter and lived at the ferry in Orrington. They 
had one child Eliza Flao-g, b. Sept. 26, 1801-2." 

iii. I'nsciLL.v, b. Dec. 8, 177G; m. Thomas Brastow. Jr., of Orrington, 

iv. Samuel. — 

V. Coi;NELirs, b. Apr. 7, 1778. of Orrington; m. Hannah Lewis, of 
huckstown; pub. Apr. 8. 1SU2. Children: Frisciila. Hannah. Corne- 
lius, Stillman m. ]\Iary. of Sam. Barilett; Charles, m. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Samuel Bartlett. Sen.; John; George, m, Azubah Fowler. 

vi. Lucy. b. June oO. 1781 ; m. Seth Kenipton. of Frankfort. 1798. 

vii. DOKCAS. b. July 17. 1784; m. Samuel S. Fillebrown, both of Orrirsg- 
ton, 1>01. 

viii.DAYiD, b. ; d. at sea, unniarried. 

ix. b. May 23, 1789, of Orrington. 

Joseph Baker was a Petitioner for land in 1788 and a Grantee 
in 17^6. He njarried J^icy, daughter of Richard Atwood, of 
Wellfleet, April 4, 17G9 ; she was born Aug. 7, 1751, died in 
Orrington, April, 1838, ''having been for many years an exem- 
plary and devoted christian.'' Children : 

i. 'JTiEOFHiLUS, b. Welltleet. Xov. 7, 1770; d. at sea. 

ii. Joseph, b. Welllleet, Jan. 7, 1772, of Onington; he ni. first Hannah, 

daughter of Simeon Fowler. Sept. 5. 1797"; she d. . he m. second 

widow, ^lehitable leaker, of his brother David. Children : 

1. Joseph, b. Jau. 1. 1799; m. three times, lived in Brewer, of 

firm of Holyoke ct l-aker; he d. July 23. 1879. 

2. Cyprian, b. Aug. 21.1797; m. Widow Thankful Arey, (mother 

of Frank Arev. of Brewer, banker,) ]May 17, 1835. 

3. Elisha. b. Dec. (J. ISOl. 

4. Alfred. 6. Dorinda. 7. Hannah Jane; and other daugliters. 
iii. Cyprian, b. Wellfleet. Jan. 14. 1775. 

iv. Lucy, b. in New Worcester, now Orrington. Aug. 18. 17>0; m. 

Nathaniel Baker, from Wellfleet. Feb. 9. 179fj — cou.-.ins— he d. Dec. 2, 

1S3U. Children : Deborah. Jonathan and Lucy. 
. Y. EiCHAKD, b. ^'ew Worcester^ now Orrington. Aiig. 8. 1778. of Orriiig- 

lon ; n). Ex[ierience Doane, sister of Ephraiu). Aug, 27, 1803; iie 

d. July 4. 1^29. 
vi. Sally, b. >.'ew Worcester, Julv 23. 1782; m. Cyprian Snow, Nov. 21, 

vii. Isaiah, b. Xew Worcester, Mar. 19. 1784; of Orrington; m. Susiint a, 

daughter of Peter Cole. June 20, 1S0(;. by Eev. E.'Aliidge; children: 

1. Isaiah, b. April 17, 1807; ni. Hannah .\L Atwood. -^ 

2. Lichard. b. June 26. 1808; m. Ilanuiih Atuood, of Jesse. 

3. Lucy, b. Dec. 3. IslO; m. Warren Smith. 

4. Peter Cole. b. Mar. 6. 1811; resides So. Orrington; m. twice. 

5. Joseph Doane, b. Oct. 2, 1816; of Orringtou ; m. twice. 

214 Early Stttlers ini Orrington, 3Iaine. 

■' 6. Nancy Donne, h. Xov. IC, ISIS; ni. Daniel nolton. 

7. :Mar3-'C"ole. b. Oct. 2. IS21 : \\\. Sunner Cliapin. 

8. Mercy S.. b. Xov. 2, 1S2G ; m. . 

viii.ror.LY, b. De"c. 31. 17SG: m. Josepii Smith. Feb. 20. ISUO. 

ix. David, b. Nov. 21, 17S7; ship master, of Orrington. lie m. Meheta- 
ble, daughter of Jesse Miiith. lie d. in the \\est Indies. ISIS. liis 
widow in. second. Josepli Baker. Jr., brother of David; she had one 
cinld by first husband: l.elinda, b. June 30, 1S14, who m. her 
cousin, Joseph D. Hakcr. 

X. Sa:\ii;kl, d. young. 

xi. Dkborah. d. young. 

Capt. Samuel Bartlett, of Orrixgton, and Fa^iily. 

Ca|)t. ])c.irtlett vras sod of William and M;>ry (Bartlett) Bart- 
lett, of Plymouth, Mass., born there July 24, 1757. He moved 
to Orrington in 1789 ; he was one of the most enterprising men of 
his time ; mercliant, ship owner and ship master. He built the 
first vessel built in Orrington. He and his ship Sally were 
detained in France during one of the Revolutions, nearly three 
years, from 1794 to 1797. He was interested in several vessels 
with Geneial John Crosby, of Hampden. He died March 24, 
1836. He married in Plymouth, Mass., Joanna, daughter {»f 
Jacob, Jr., and Jemima (vSampson) Taylor, of Pl}-mouth, Nov. 
10, 1783; she was born Aug. 11, 17G1, and died Oct. 4, 1814. 
The first children were born in Plymouth, the others in Orring- 
ton : 

i. Joanna Taylor, b. Nov. 1, 17S0; m. Capt. Jeremiah Rich of Orring- 
ton. June 4, IfcOS ; she d. Jan. D. 1S12. He ni. second. Jane Taylor, 
cousin of hi< tirst wife. He d. in Orrington; widow d. in Boston. 
One son. Edwai'd Taylor, who went to see and never returned. 

ii. Samuel, b. Sept. 23, 178S; Ship master of Orrington; m. Polly A., 
daughter of Daniel and Elisabeth (Brooks) Snow. She b. Dee. 17, 
1794; she d. ; he d. . Children were: 

1. Nath. William, b. Dec. 1, 1814, of Orrington; mariner. 

2. Samuel, b. Feb. 1. 1817, of Orrington; mariner; m. Marv 

Hodges, Sept. 3, 1839; she d. 1SS4.' he d. 18SG; had children. 

3. Mary Snow, b. Jan. 13, IblO; m. Still man S. Brown, of 

Orrington; mariner. He died. Several children. 

4. George S.. b. ; mariner of Orrington; married twice. 

5. Elisabeth Snow. b. Mar. 20, 1S3.'J; m. (harles Brown, of 

Orrini,aon. Jan. 12, 1843; mariner; died; she m. second 

Adams, of Hampden. 

6. Sarah Drew. b. Au<,^. 12. lS2i'; : m. Capt. Nath. H. Peirce. of 

Orrinj^ton, June 4, 1849; he d. at t^rewer Villa^^e. 

7. Deborah Snow, b. Feb. 12, 1S29; d. Dec. 13, 1843.' 

8. Mercy Lovell. b. An^^ 11, 1S3I; m. Erastus Lane, of Oldtown. 

9. liebecca Snow, b. May 9. 183G; m. Joseph t'.rown. of Orrington, 

Maj' 13. 1854; two daughters. 

10. Howard M., b. March 2. 1S3S; d. Nov. IS. 1S40. 

iii. A.'MASA. b. Oct. 23. 1790. of Orrin-ton. marin^M-: d. MayS. ls7t; m. 
Mary, dau. of Daniel and Tryphena (Mayo) Nickerson, of Orrington, 
fcjept. 14, 1830; she b. Apr. 5, 1794; d. Oct. 2.5, 18S3. Children: ' 

Early Settlers in Orrington, Maine. 215 

'^ ]. Ju.lali. 1). Oct. -24. 1S15: d. Oct. 11. 1S16. 

2. Sail}' N., b. July 19. 1817; ui. Daniel Jloclges, of Brewer, Sept. 

10, 1S37: several cliildi-en. 

3. Jmlah, b. Nov. 19, 1820; d. Mar. 9. 1S3S. 

4. Amasa. b. Jan. 1. 1S22. of Orrin_c:toi) : mariner; m. Sarah H., 

dan. of Kev. Heman Xiekerson ; lie d. • ; three son.«. 

5. llenian X.. b. Api-. 3. 1834. of Orrino-ton ; moved to Banf^^or ; 

in. lii'st Sopliia, dau. of Josiah Xickei'son. of Orrinoton, 
Dee. 5, 1848; she d. He m. seeot.»d, Julia Xickerson, sister 
of llrst \\ ife. One daiiofhter. 

6. James Brooks, b. 9th. 1829. of Orritigton ; master mariner ; 

uj. Mal•^■ E., dau. of Xathan Xiekeison, of Orringtoii. Nov. 
8. 1854.' 

7. Leander Lovell. b. Feb. 24. 1834. d. in 1845—6. 

8. William E.. b. Aug. 15. 183G ; d. 1843. 

iv. JuDAii, b. Oct. 14. 1792, of Orrington; d. Jan. 25, 1838; m. Hannah, 
dau. of Capt. Daniel and Elizabeth (Brooks) Snow, Sept. 14. 1830, 
(she b. Sept. 4. 1807; m. second Dr. John B. ToUard, of Orrington, 
Nov. 1<^ 1840.) Children : 

1. Charles A., b. Oct. S. 1831, of Orrington; mariner. 

2. Jndah F.. b. Jan. 10, 1833. of 

3. Joanna E.. b. Jan. 20. 1835: m. Capt. Horaoi' W. Peirce, of 

Orrington, Apr. 27, 1854; she d. 1880. Children. 

4. Hannah A., b. Jan. 22, 1837 ; m. Capt. J. B. Heed. June 14, 1855. 
V. Elizabktit 'I'AYLor;, b. Nov. 24. 1794: ra. James liiooks, of Orrington. 

Avv^. 18. 1814. He d. March 16, ISGS, aged 80; she d. Nov. 24, 1874. 
Ante Vol. 1. Pagv 155. 
vi. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 3. 1797; moved to Readfield ; m. Miss Caroline 
Smith there ; he d. Dec. 13, 1830. 

Thomas Booden, or Bowden, moved from Castine to Orring- 
ton. lie and wife both died in Orrington. Children : 

i. Lucy. m. VVai-ren Ware, of O.. 1807. 

ii. Samuki.. b. Apr. 8. 1785; lived in Brewer; m. Polly Pice, she b. Sept. 

29. 1790; 8 children. 
iii. Nancy, b, 1795 ; m. John Pobinson. of Holden, :May 14. 1820. He d. 

Dec. 29. 1854. aged 59 yrs., 5 mos. ; she d. March 14, 1856, aged GO; 

two children. 
iv. Sally, m. Peter Field. 
V. JOSKPH. in O. 1S-:G. probablv d. 1882. 
vi. Dolly, m. Josej)!) Stevens of Orono. 1809. 
vii. SOPIHA. m. Ephiaim D. Kent, of O., Feb. 7, 1S24. ; 

viii. JKiiKMiAH, in Orrington, 1828. 

Chailles Blagden, from Pownalborough, Grantee 178G: 
settled near Bald Hill; married Susana Wheilden, Sept. 22, 1796, 
bv Rev. Seth Noble. 

Joseph Brazier, lived near the Ferrj ; Hatter and merchant ; 
married Hannah, daughter of Capt. Samuel Broun, of Orrington, 
Dec. 14, IbOl. Child: 

i. Eliza Flagg, b. Sept. 26, 1801. ^ ' 

216 Early Settlers in Orrimitoyi, Maine. 

Billtng;ton Fa-Aiilv. Mrs. Billino^ton, wife of Abraliain, died 
1825. Samuel Billington married Eliza, daughter of David Nick- 
erson. lljey had Levi, Eliza, Samuel and Mary. 

Olive Billington, si.^ter of Samuel, married Richard Swett, of 
OrringtOD. She married second Nathaniel Peirce, Jr., of Orring- 
ton, about 1828. 

Capt. Feedertck Badeeshall, from Chatham, T^Ia^s., born 
Feb. 22, 1783. His mother was Flannah Doane, sister of Ephraim 
Doane. He married Eliza, daughter of lieman Smith, May 30, 
1807. He died Mar. 1867. 

D0A^'E Badeeshall, brother of Frederick, married Roxana, 
daughter of James Harding, Feb. 19, 1806. 

Jekemiah Colburn, from Pittston, IMe., or Dracut, Mass., 
1772 ; sold out to Peter Sarigster ; removed to Orono. 

Nath. Clark, settler 1773, Petitioner 1788. Had in family 
one child, 17«o ; married Lois Downes, published Apr. 14, 1787. 

Capt John Crovvell, in Orrington about 1790, married first 
Hannah, daughter of Jessie Atwood, of Orrington, published 
Aug. 17, 1793; she was born in Welifleet, Mass,, Sept. 17, 1772 ; 
died Jan. 10, 1825. He married second Widow Hill. Children 
by first Vvife, all born in Orrington : 

i. Meiip:table. b. :Maroli 20. 1796; d. April 6. 1S3S. 

ii. Sally, b. .^^ept. 29. 1797; d. Nov. 5. ISIO. 

iii. David, b. Sept. 2G. 1791); of Orrino::toii; d. April, 1SS3. He m. Han- 
nah Parker, of Bluehill. Five children. 

iv. Jesse Atwo<jd. b. Oct. 24, 1801 : d. Feb. 11. 1814. 

V. Eliza Chapman, b. D^c. 2."i. Is0::5; d. Dec. 26, 1SU4. 

vL. John, b. Jan. 21. 1S06; of Orrington; he m. Naomi Harding; shed. 

vii. James M.. b. Sept. 19. 1809. of Hampden. 

viii. Eliza, b. Oct. 26. 1807: d. 1833. 

ix. IJUTH, b. March 15, 1811. 

X. Jesse Atwood, b. Jniy, 1814. 

Henry Cole, in Orrington 1777, Giantee 17^6, that year had 
two women and one ciiild in his family. 

Jesse Cole, original settler, 1777. 

Peter Cole, in Oirington : married Xaricy' Buck. He was 
drowned at Mouth of Penobscot River. Childen : Susanna, bcu'ii 

Earlij Seiilers in Orrington. Maine. 217 

Aug, 29, 1786, at Chatham ; rnairied Isa.iuh Baher, June 20, 1806. 
Peter Cole, born Feb. 12, 178s, at Chatliam. 

Widow mai'ried second Ephrrdm Doane about 1790. 

Maekiagp:s in Oeringtok:. 
Emma Cole nianied Jona Picka.rd, of Hampden, Nov. 18, 1802. 
Sarali Cole, of Henry, married Amai^a Snow, May 6, 17'. 0. 
Rachel Cole nuirrie 1 Joseph Holdershaw, Nov. 2', 1790. 

Hanson Calef from Wellileet, Mass. He married Thankful, 
daughter of Moses Baker, May 8, 1808, both of Orrington. She 
was admitted to the Brewer church, 1813, dismissed to church in 
Orrington, May 25, 1836; she died 1839. Her will proved Sept. 
1849, gives bro. Benoni Baker all her real estate, names Niece 
Mary Severance, Sister Jane Hinckly, Niece Polly Eldiidge, 
Joshua Baker, brotlier Moses Baker, heirs of Sister Patience, and 
Brother Benoni. 

Amos Dole, Jk.,^^ born Sept. 19, 1759 ; Revolutionary Pen- 
sioner, Oirington, 1785, Constable manv years. He kept small 
boys still in Orrington Meeting House for a great juany years. 
He died Jul\' 20, 1>!?32. He maiaied Matilda Hewes, 1785; slie 
born Feb. 5, 1761 ; died Mar. 29. 1859. Chihlren were : 

i. Elihu, b. Jan. 31, 17SG; settled in Brewer Village; d. tlie]-e .Tnlv 21, 
1852. He 111. til St, Lydia, dau. of Xarli. Peirce. May 20. 1S08, by Eev. 
E. Miidge; she d.: he m. secoiKl. widow Dorcas Hrewer pub. ^Niar. 
6. 1S25; she b. Aug. IS. 1778. d. July 29, 1848; he bad probably 
children. Cyrus and Henrietta.? 

ii. Cyiu'S, b. 3Jjireh 9. 1788; lived in Woolwich, ni. Betsey Muiphy. 

iii. iJAPvY. b. May 5. 1700; in. Xathaniel Garland, of >'o. 2. pub. Sept. 15. 
1810; lived in Gienburn and \\'est Great Works where she died. 

iv. Matilda, b. Aug. 4. 1702; ni. John Wooderson of Brewer, pub. Oct. 
17.1813; lived'at l-ii-ewer Village. 

V. Amos. b. Oct. 31. 179-1 ; unnuarried ; lost at sea. 

vi. AHAGAir. b. Oct. IG, 1785; ni. first Dr. Bo3'ntoii and second Xathan 
Heald; lived in New Hainp^liire. 

vii. Wiij.iAM liEWES, b. ^Uly 9, 1700: lived in Orrington on the old home- 
stead ; was H town offii*er; d. 1887. He ni. Mary Woodman, of Alna, 
Jan. G. 1831. she d. 187'. Chihlren all b. in Orrington. 

1. Hartley W.. b. Dec. 9. 1831 ; d. May 10, 1834. 

2. Charles, b. June 18, (19.) 1833; d. 5lay 27. 1834. 

3. VVm. Hartley, b. Oct. 28. 1835; resides in New York. 

4. Francis, b. Dec. 4. 1837; lives in I'oston. 

0. Charles E., b. Nov. 8. 1840; d. Feb. 29. 1876. 

6. John \V., b. June 14, 1813; resides in Kostou. 

7. Albert G.. b. Sept. 11, 1847. of Orrington. 

viil. ISOPHROMA. b. Jan. 11. 1802; m. \Vm. Fatteii. of Herraon. 
ix. Hannah, b. Sept. 21,1804; m. Loring Stockman, of Charleston and 
X. A-MKLIa. b. July 31. 1 808; m. Davi d Stockm an, of Ciiarlesion. 

» Brother of John and taoch Dole, of Alna. 

218 Early Settlers iin Orrington, Mauie. 

Elias Dupee, wunant of distress iiorainst him for not training" 

o £:> 

at Col. John Brewer's House, Oct. 5, 1798. 

Fkaxcis Drew, married Hannah Niles (?) of Eastern River, 
pub]ished in Orrington, Jul}" 19, 1794. 

Thomas Dea^^e. Jr., from Wellfleet, Mass., horn in Barnsta- 
ble, Mass., April 19, 17S0. Bemoved to Wellfleet, 1757, and to 

Orrington about . He died thej-e Jan 20. 1800 ; he married 

first Abigail, daughter of Samuel Horton. in Eastham, Aj)ril 23, 
1752; married second Widow Thankful Atv7ood Arey, of Well- 
fleet, July ^, 17tj5 ; she was widow of Richard Arey. Children : 
i. Hannah, b. Ikirnstable, Jan. 20. 1753; m. J.\«3e Atwood, of Welltleet. 
In'ov. 5, 1771 : removed to Orrini^ton, where slie d. Feb. 2, 1S20; 
eleven cbildi-eii. 
it. Akchklaus, b. Barnstable. June 2G. 1795. of Orrinsfton : m. Mary 
Hi<.^L;in>;, of Welllleet, Jan. 24. 1782: he d. March ISOl ; widow m. 
Tiniothv Freeninn, of Orriuijcon; children by Atwood. 

1. Sally, b. Xov. 15. 17S2; ni. John Hrooks. of O— . Jan. 1, 1801. 

2. Jobn, b. June 16, 1785; nnr. Kachei Kent, of Orrington, 

July 23, ISOl. 

3. Archelaus. b. Aug. 23. 1787; drowned West Indies, 1805. 

4. William, b. Nov. 22. 1791 ; removt'd Cincinnati. 

5. David Lewis, b. Au;^. 1, 1794. 

iii. Jaems. b. July 3. 1757; settled in Orrington, 17C0. tben Hnnipden, 
1792; d. Oct. 6. 183G, a^-ed 79. He ni. Susanna, daughter of Christo- 
pher Atwood, of Welltleet. Jan. 10. 1782. Children : 

1. Jesse, b. V\>litleet, 1783; m. Dorcas, daughter of Harding 
■ " Snow, of Hanipden. 

2. Freeman, b, \\elllleet, July 5. 1785; m. Mercy, daughter of 

Capt. Jesse Kelly, of Bucksport. from Provincetown. 

3. James, b. Welllleet; d. at age of two years. 

4. Isaiah, b. Wellfleet. Feb. 8. 1790; rn. Alercy, daughter of Jesse 

Arey, of Ilatnjiden, June 15. 1815. 

5. Hannah, b. Hamiiden. Aug. 30, 1793: m. Francis L. B. Good- 

win, Esquire, of Frankfort ; he d. Mar. 11, 1847; eleven 

6. Susan, b. AprillS, 1796; m. Urial Lane, of Frankfort; he 

d. March 11, 1847: eight children. 

7. Abigail, b. d. April 9, 18U9. 

8. Nancy, b. Jan. 9. 1803 ; m. Capt. Seth Curtis, Jr., of Bucksport. 

He was from Barnstable, Mass. 
iv. William, d. young. 
V. xVbigail, b. Welitieet, Feb. 17G3: m. David Wiswell, of Orrington, 

July 5, 1787. 
vL Thomas, (by second wife,) b. W^elltleet; removed with his father to 

Penobscot Eiver; m. Susan, daughter of Timothy Freeman, of 

Orrington ; had Thankful and Obed, and about 1812 removed to 

Newport, Kentucky, where he d. 1834. 

Ephraim Downes, settler 1773, Petitioner 1783, Grantee 1786. 
Had three children, 1785. 

Asa Downes, settler 1773, man led Widow Mary Dean, Dec. 
18, 1788. 

.Early Settlers in Orrhigton^ Maine, 219 

Phixeas Dowx'ES, married Dorcas, daughter of Natl]. Gould, 
April 29, ISOo. Had son, Jonas. 

Louis Downes married Nalh, Clark, 1787. 

Fanny Downes married John Sweetsir, of Sandy Point, pub- 
lished Jan. 24, 1789. 

Epheaim Doa:,e was the son of Colin Doane, of Chathaai, 
Mass., born there July 1^5, 1759: He went to Orrington ; died 
Feb. 2, IbOl ; wife Nancy administered on his estate. He mar- 
ried first wife Experience, daughter of Barzillai Hopkins; she 
died in Chatham. He married second Widow Nancy (Buck) 
Cole, published March 24. 1783 ; she was widow of Peter Cole.* 
She born March 24, 1763 ; died in Orrington. Childi'en: 

i. Ephraim. b. Sept. 29. 17S0: lived in Orriijgton and died Jul}' 15, 1852; 

he ni. Nanev, dau, of Moses Baker, Feb. 2. 1S06 ; stie d. 
ii. ExPEHiKNCE.'b. Oct. 15, 1GS2; m. Hiehard Baker, of O., 1803; bed, 

Juiy4. 1829; sbe d. 
" iii. NANc'y, by second wife. b. in Orrington, Sept. 8,1794; ra. Warren 

]S'ickerson, of Onini^ton. 
iv. JOSKPII, b. Orring-toii, May 28. 179S ; lived in Orrington, d. tbere;m. 

tirst Sarah, dau. of David ^Vi.s\vell; m. second. Widow Kelleran ; 

third ra. Amelia, dau. of \Varren Nickerson, of Orrington, botii 

deceased; had William, Susan, Abby and Lydia. 
V. Dorcas, b. June 1, 1798; m. Samuel Feirce. 
vi. David Buck, b. Oct. 13.1800; lived in Brewer; d. there; he ai. 

Mehetable Smith; she d. Sept. 21. 1877. 
vil. Sakah, b. April, 1802; d. Mar. 25, 1803. 

Capt. Hezekiah Eldridge, Jr., from Chatham, Mass., mar- 
ried first W' idow I\Iercy (Godfrey") Taylor about 1787, (widow of 
Christopher Taylor, by whom she had one son, Christopher Tay- 
lor, born Feb. 24, 1785.) Children : 

i. Mary Doane, b. Oct. 19, 1790; m. Ben. Atwood, ISIO. 

ii. Seth, b. Oct. 15, 1792; i)iobably ra. Sarah N. Fisher, of Brewer. Jan. 

5. 1823. 
iii. IlEZEKiAii, b. Oct. 11, 1795; m. Lucy, of Nathaniel Baker; several 

iv. Knoavles Godfrey, b. June 26. 1797; d. young. 
V. Jerusha Bider. b. Jan. 20, 1800; m. Eliphalet Xickerson, of O. 
vi. Benjamin Godfrey, b. Jan. 4. 1804; d. Aug. 3, 1833. 
vii. Hannah Godfrey, b. Aug. 8, 180(3. 
viii. Mercy ra. David Godfrey. 

i^To be Conitnzced.) 

* Sbe had by first hu.-bautl: Susanna Cole, born in Chatham, 29, 1786, and 
Peter, boru in Cliathara, Feb. 12, 1788. 

220 Clam SlwJl Depositt^ on Spaulding's Island. 


"These deposits are ou Spaulding's Lshiiid, about two miles from the 
village of South Thomaston. The Island is small, coritaiuirjg* not more 
than fifty acres of land, but a, perfect store-house of Indiau relics. 
Close to the shore there is a deep ravioe, and here is one of.^ the' most 
marvelous deposits of siiells to be found in America. I measured tii.e 
occupied space and found it to be fifteen rods long and about four rods 
in width. The shells are not less than ten feet in depth, and must 
have been the accumulation of ages. While the Damariscotta deposits 
are entirely of oyster shells, these on Spauldlng's Island are composed 
of clams. A thin soil covers the surface, and by removing this you 
come to the shells. They are for the most part perfectly preserved, 
and there is no foreign substance intermixed. For ten feet you can 
dig through a solid mass of shells. Occasionally a human skull is found ; 
and higher up the sides of the ravine many stone implements reward 
the patient search of the antiquarian. Whether this island was once 
a permanent Indiau village or not it is now impossible to determine. 
Possibly the savages merely came here at stated intervals to indulge in 
the luxury of a clam bake. That they fought with each other and 
the earlv pioneers there is abundant evidence. Skulls have oeen found 
perforated with bullet holes in several instances. |_L. C. Bateman in 
Belfast Journal.] 


Has been apprunted archive clerk in the department of the secretary 
of the Commonwealth by Hon. Henry B. Peirce. Dr. Pratt has passed 
a non competitive examination before the Civil vService Commissioner, 
and has already entered upon his duties ; or rather he now continues the 
work, under the official title, in which he has been engaged for several 
years and for which he has shown himself admirably qualified. [Bos- 
ton Transcript.] 

Doctor Pratt has lon^^ been a searcher after all historical mat- 
ter pertaining to Maine, and those interested in such are under 
great ol)ligations to hitn, this Magazine included. He is a 
loyal son of Maine, and takes much pleasure in delving out of 
the Massachusetts Archives, its early historv. 


.A. DVT O I:T T iO: X^ ^S^ . 

VOL IV. BANGOR, ME., JUNE. 1889. No. 12. 



Almost every Xew EngliuKl town furnishes names of men, 
worthy of the historian's pen, whose intlaence was marked in 
forming the character of the people, and in shaping the destiny of 
the nation. To give a sketch of one such person, who labored 
for fifty years in the town of Bkie Hill, Me., for the welfare of its 
people, is the purpose of the writer. 

Blue Hill was settled in 17G2, by Joseph AVood and John 
Roundy, from ]>everly, Mass. Each of them having a wife and 
five children. Otliers soon joined them, and in 17(38, the tov\'n 
*' voted to raise money to hire a person to preach the Gospel to 
us, and for to pay his board, so that we may not bring up our 
chiUlren like the heathen." In 1772 the first church was gathered 
cojisisting of tifteen original members. The church had a place of 
worship at the time it was gathered, but the first reguhir church 
editice was buik in 1792, v/hich was modeled after the Old South 
in Boston, with s«|uare pews, gallery, high pulpit and sounding 

In 179G, the Rev. Jonathan Fisher by vote of the town and 
church, — the town and church were one, and the town the parish 
at that d;i.te — was regularly settled as the minister, upon the fol- 
lowing terms, viz. : — He to have a minister's lot of three hundred 
acres of wild land : two hundred dollars in cash, and a barn thirty 

222 M'emcir cf Rev. Jonathan Fisher, of Blue EilL Me. 

by forty feet as a settlement. For annual salary, two liundred 
dollars in cash, the clearing of live acres of land, and the catting 
and hauling of liftcen cords of wood — those were for the lirst live 
years — after that, he \vas to liave two hundred and fifty dollars in 
cash, the cutting and hauling of thirty cords of wood, for .an 
annual salary, and a vacation of live Sundays each year. The 
whole did not amount to more than three hundred dollars per 
annum, and yet he lived upon it, reared a family, and dispensed 
hospitality. But in order to do so, he and his good wife were 
obliged to practice a rigid economy. 

It was under the pj-eacbing of this remarkable man that the 
writer sat for several years during his boyhood, therefore his 
interest in the subject. 

The facts contained in this sketcli luive been gathered from the 
family, fi-om the Annals of the Annnican Pul[)it, from Vlw Fisher's 
own writings, from the Church llecords, Tonn Rejords, and 
various other sources, all of which may be deemed reliai)le. 

Rev. Jonathan Fisher was born in New Braintree, Mass., Octo- 
ber 7, 17i)8. He was descended from Anthony Fi.-her, who came 
from England, and settled in Dedham, I\lass., in 11)54. He was 
the oldest child of Jonathan and Catharine (Avery) Fisher. His 
father was an olEcer in the Provincial army, and he removed 
from Xew lUairitree to West Ham})ton, Mass., in 1773, where he 
resided until the close of 177G, when he resigned his commission 
in the king's army and accepted a conimission as Lieutenant in 
the Revolutionary army. He endured great hardships in the 
army of the Revolution, and on the 10th of March, 1777, died of 
camp fever at Morristown, X. J. He is said to have been a man 
of great Christian worth, and, in the language of his biographer, 
*'ieft this world in the calm and cheerful expectation of a better." 

His wife, the mother ol the subject of this sketch, v»as a j^erson 
of excellent sense, and of quite extensive reading, remembering 
much of what she read, and was of a lirm devotional and benevo- 
lent spirit. At an early age, Jonathan manifested a desire for 
knowledge, particularly of the ancient languages, which was ex- 
cited by fmding a few Greek words in a book that belonged to his 

Memoir r,f Brv. J'^vatlwv Fi^h^r, of Blue 11111, M- 223 

Sooii after the death of iiis father, he went to Kutland and spent 
the summer witli his great uncle, Timoth}' Metcalf, and in the 
autumn, havino- reached his ninth year, he ^Yent to live with his 
uncle, the llev. Joseph Avery, Congregational minister of Ilolden, 
Mass. Between his tenth and tifteenth years, his scliool instruc- 
tion amounted to ])Ul four or tive weeks each }'ear, but at this 
time he exhibited a decided genius for mechanical and mathemati- 
cal pursuits. He spent his spare hours in making buttons, 
broaches, windmills, etc., and in solving various proldems in 
mathematics, sometimes drawing upon a smooth board with a pin, 
at other times using slate and pencil. 

At hfteen lie undertook the study of Latin, but as he saw no 
prospect of obtaining a liberal education, he decided to devote 
himself to some mechanical trade. His raotlier prevailed upon 
him to change his })iii"pose, and when he was nearly eighteen, 
through her advice, he entered upon a course of study, with his 
uncle, Kev. Joseph A^■ery. of Holden. At the age of seventeen 
his mind became deeply impressed with the subject of religion, 
and he became a believer in Christ, joined the Congregational 
Church, and to the end o[ his long life, by precept and examphi 
showed that he exercised a living faith in the Redeemer. 

About the close of the year 1787, the year previous to his en- 
tering Harvtird College, we tind him employed to teach a school 
in Dedham at a salary of $2.00 per month. Here he continued to 
teach three months, at the same time prosecuting his own studies, 
and improving his hours of relaxation in making i)ird cages, which 
be sold for his pecuniary benetit. 

On the 19th of July, 1788, he entered as Freshman at Harvard 
College. At this time he commenced keeping a strict account of 
his expenses, which he continued through life. During the lirst 
live \'ears of the seven he spent at Cambridge, all his expenses, 
includirig clothing, ijooks, etc., amounted to six hundred and live 
dollar.-.* His vacations, as well as much of his leisure at Col- 
lege, were spent in painting, drawing, or making mathematical 

* ir \vn-< a current storv in my boyhood day?, that when he entered Harvard he 
walked no:n hi?< home in Dcdhain barelo-jted, hu\ in;,' hi.s >^hoe^ and .stockings in a I)ini- 
die, thai ho nuKlit not wear them out on the journey, but have them in 'good order 
wht-uhe arrived ihere. 



J/t'///c;?> of Rn\ Jonathan Fhher, of Blue Bill, 2Ie. 

instruments, and among other things he made a eloek, which was 
in use nearly half a century. Tradition stiys it stopped tlie very 
day and hour its maker died, and in the language of the once pop- 
ular song, "Xever went again since the old man died.'' This how- 
ever is not strictly speaking, accurate, as I learned by a visit to 
the old homestead recently, where I was shown the old clock by 
his son> now a veneral)le genileman of eighty years, who occupies 
the house, and who informed me that the clock stopi>ed, worn 
out, about the time his father died, and has never been considered 
worth repairing, although it kept good time for about fifty years. 
He held a high rank in his class as a scholar, and graduated with 
high honors. He was in college with the late Eev. John Peirce, 
D.D., of Brookline, between whom and himself there existed a 
warm friendship through life*. 

After his graduation he spent three years at Cambridge as a 
resident graduate, on the Ho})kinton foundation. There he stu- 
died Theology, and continued the study of French and Hebrew. 
"With these languages he became so familiar, as not only to read 
them fluently, but to write them easily. The study of Hebrew he 
pursued through life. At a public exhibition in 171H), he deliv- 
ered an oration in Hebrew. 

He prepared a Hebrew Lexicon which now exists in manuscript 
and ought to be deposited in the iibi-ary at Harvard. The 
Hebrew Bible was through life his constant companion, and many 
of the older persons will remember that in giving out his texts to 
preach from, he would frequently give them not only in English, 
but also in Hebrew and Greek. The French language also was 
very familiar to him, — it was his habit to read from his French 
Bible at family worship. 

He was licensed to preach on the 1st of October, 1793, at 
Brookline, ^Nlass., by the Cami)ridge Association, and his first 
sermon was preached from the pulpit of Rev. Mr. Fiske, of 

* Mi-'J* Ahby L. Peirce infomipd nie that lier fathtT relarod to iK^r rhr- f(jlIowin;L' aurc- 
dote:— Mr. I'i^liPr and Dr. I'cjrce )nce paid a vi^ic to Dr. Cnduiati, of Do]-che.>lei-, and 
were hospitably treated and were .siiown over J>r. CodiiiaiTs tine liou^e. ]Mr. Fi>!ier 
wa.s greath' >iir[)ri.-ed by its beauty and luxury and exelaiuiod: Brother C'udinan can 
you liave all this and heaven too! 

Memoir of Rev. Jcnatlim Fhher, of Blue IliU, Me. 225 

AVillon, N. H., where ]Mr. Fisher had been occupied at two diirer- 
eiit periods as teacher. 

In the spring of 1704, through the instrumentality of lAv. 
Abiel Ab])ot, of AVilton, X. H., v>ho had been on a visit to Maine, 
then a part of ^Massachusetts, and w]>o had undertaken to pro- 
cure a minister for the people of Blue Hill, he was engaged to go 
there and preach for four months from the middle of June. 3<lr. 
Fisher filled Lis engagement and then returned to Cambridge 
where he spent the winter in study and in preacliing, generally on 
the Sabbath in vacant pulpits in the vicinity. In 1795 he re- 
ceived another invitation to preach at Blue Hill, and he preached 
there from July to Xoveml)er, when the church and town gave 
him a call to be their settled minister. He returned to Cam- 
bridge, but accepted the call, and in the spring of 179(5 he 
returned to Blue Hill, where on the 13th of July following he was 
ordained and there spent the remainder of his life, a zealous, 
fliithful and successful laborer in the service of his Master. He 
was pastor of that church for forty-one years, when owing to the 
infirmities of age he gave up his charge. During the remaining 
ten years of his life he was engaged in preaching, writing, study- 
ing, painting (for he was an artist) and in labor upon his farm as 
health and opportunity permitted — to the very last a prodigy of 
industry. He died Scjjt. 22, 1847, nearly seventy-nine years of 
age. Kev. Stephen Thurston, of Searsport, preached his funeral 
sermon the following Sabbath which^was published and to which 
I am greatly indebted for many of the statements here made. 
They bore his lifeless remains to the old cemetery, followed by 
the sorrowing people among whom he had so long dwelt, and 
deposited them in the family lot. Later the people of the town 
erected a granite shaft to his memory on the spot where he was 
buried, upon wdiich was chiseled his motto, '-Know Thyself,'' his 
name, date of birth, date of death, and that he was pastor of the 
Congregational church for forty-one years. 

Years have rolled on, a generation has gone, and another haS 
come since he was laid in his quiet resting })lace, but the mcm«)i y 
of Father Fisher is still fondly cherished by those yet remaining 
who knew him in life, and came within his sweet intluencc. It 

226 3J.rmoir of Bcv. Jnnatlian Fisher, of Blue mil Me. 

can be truly said C)f biiiu if of any man, that, "Though dead he 
3'et speaketh,** and also, "Blessed are the dead who die in the 
Lord from henceforth ; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest 
from their labors; and their works do follow them."' 

In personal a}^[)earance Father Fisher was below medium 
height ; lie dressed in ancient style, with small clothes, knee 
buckles and shoes, and long waisted co;it, his head bald and thrown 
slightl\' forward, with his whole demeano]- and appearance 
unmistakal>lv clerical and j^rave ; no one could see him and doubt 
his profession. He was a man of strict order and punctuality ; 
up at five o'clock each morning; his minutes were as precious to 
him as money to the miser. Each day was mapped out, so that 
he was never in a hurry, his reading, study of his sermon, paro- 
chial duties, manual laI)or, each had its exact place. At the end 
of each sermon he noted the number of words it contained, and 
could generally tell how much time its preparation had cost him. 

In the matter of econoiiiy he outdid Franklin. His salary dur- 
ing his ministry was little if any over SoOO per annum. He had 
a lot of land given him as the first settled minister of the town. 
These were his resources, yet he brought up a famil\' of seven 
children, sent his daughters to boarding school, and gave one son, 
the late Kev. Josiah Fisher, of Princeton, X. J., a liberal educa- 
tion, and managed to give away more money than many minb->ters 
with three or tour times his salary. But all his expenses were 
regulated with the most rigid economy. When he was settled he 
was in debt for part of the expense of his education, but from his 
scanty sahiry he saved enough to form a sinking fund, by wliich 
after many years the debt was paid in full with interest. He ga\'e 
systematically and regularly to various religious and benevolent 
objects: he needed no circulars to prompt him, giving to him 
necessary to his spiritual life. 

He invented a short hand in which he wrote his discourses, 
estimating that during his ministerial life he thus saved three 
years time, and as he only u-ed three eights of a sheet of foolscap 
to each sermon, he saved >>7U in cost of paper in the time. 

His house, barn, sheep house, wood house, and other outiiouses 
were all l)uilt froui his })Iauning and direction, and no small por- 

Memoir of Rev. Jonathan Fi^liei\ of Blue HilL AL\ 227 

tioi) of thciii with his owd hands. He made a sawing machine 
attached to his wood house to run l)y wind to saw his wood. 
There was no paint on the inside of his house, and all the latches 
upon the doors as well as the hinges were of wood made by him. 
As a linguist he understood w^ell, Hei)rew, Greek, Latin and 
French, and he gave considerable attention to Russian and Arabic. 
His literary works were the compilation of a Hebrew Lexicon, 
already sj^okcn of, a volume of miscellaneous poems, his sermons* 
and other addresses, the "Youth's Primer," a work on baptism, 
and a volume of Scripture Animals. This latter volume is a 
curiosity. The frontispiece contains several trees, in the branches 
of which is a good prohle likeness of the author, designed and 
executed by himself, and the animals of the work are illustrated by 
wood engravings of his own design and execution. He was also 
an artist. In his house are still several paintings, including an 
excellent likeness of himself, the work of hi^ hands, executed 
before a mirror. It represents him with a Hebrew Bible open 
before him, with the Hebrew characters nicel}' formed. His live 
weeks vacation during his settlement, were some times spent at 
Cambridge in the study of Russian, and at others in the back set- 
tlements of Maine in missionary work. 

He made his own pump to pump the water from his well, and 
be also invented and used a machine for lifting boulders in build- 
iner stone Avails on his farm. 

His daughters learned to braid straw in Dedham, and used a 
pin to split the straws ; their father invented a machine for that 
purpose, said to be much like those in use at the present day. 

His study table liy an ingenious operation could at any time 
be converted into a work bench, with planes, chisels and saws at 
hand, so that in a moment he could pass from head work to 

Until the infirmities of age grew upon him, it is said that he 
never owned a horse or an overcoat nor wore llannels. His jour- 
neys on exchanges and all others, (unless his wife was with him) 
were made on foot in all seasons and all weathers. He was a 

* One of his printpd sermon- was preached hv ^fr. Fi>li<'r at the ordination of Rf-v. 
:MarshalI >tee e, at Alachias, ^It., Se^it. 3, 1>00. "Mr. Steele wus a uative of Hartford, 
Cl., gru'luale of Yale College in IT'.^O: died lSo2, aged GO years. 

228 Memoir of Rev. Jonathm Fisher, of Blue Rill, 31e. 

Trustee of the Bangor Theologicjil Seminary, forty miles from bis 
house, and his frequent journeys there were on foot. In 1825, 
at the age of 57 he walked from Bhie Hill to Monson,^Iass. to take 
part in an ordination, in the month of Xovember, over frozen 
ground, and walked baek home again without an overcoat. He 
never complained of any hardship. Bkie Hill in those early days 
being a new settlement and ministers few^ and far between, he was 
often called to visit the sick and to attend funerals many miles 
from home, but whatever the state of the roads, or however deep 
the snow, he went and returned generally on foot. The whole 
town was his parish, and once a year it was his custom to visit 
every family in it, catechize the children, and note in his memo- 
randum book all changes which had taken place in the fomilies by 
births, njarriages or deaths. I am in possession of a copy of his 
early records of tlie families of Blue Hill, brought down by his 
hands to the year 1841. Besides this he kept a journal in short 
hand of all the journeys he made and of all the notable events of 
his long and useful life, but as his short hand methods were 
peculiarly his own it is not easy to decipher them. 

He always showed himself to be an active and earnest friend of 
education. Early in his ministry he bent his etforts to establish 
an xVcademy at Bluehill, and he wa > successful in obtaining from 
the ^Massachusetts Legislature a grant of half a township of land 
for its endowment. In April 1803, he had the pleasure of deliv- 
ering the dedicatory address in the Academy building which had 
been erected mainly through his instrumentality, for the purposes 
of education. He took great interest in this Institution and was a 
member of its Board of Trustees for many years. He was partic- 
ularly felicitous in his marriage, having an excellent wife, and 
the undi^}.'uted testimony is that he was never known to speak 
uidvindly to her. He said that he "little knew what God had in 
store for him when He gave him his wife." 

He was a grave man but an indulgent father. One who knew 
him well, said of him, he \Nas as trans[)arent as the sunlighit, and 
v/AS what he sekmed to l^e." ''His piety was perhaps the most 
remarkable trait of his character — he was an Israelite indeed, in 
whom there was no guile." Such piety and int]exil)le practical 

3Iemoir of Rev. Jonatlvni Fhlip.r^ of Blue Hill, 3Ie. 229 

virtue as were the very being of Father Fisher, are tlie salt which 
preserves the earth. He was a happy man, notwilhstandino- the 
great trials of his strai^-htened hfe, for the princi[)les of the Cliri.>- 
tian religion and liis faith in his 2\Lister supported him in chocr- 
fuUicss to the end. 

To sum up the measure of his usefulness to the community in 
which he labored for so many years, can not be done with any 
degree of exactness. Th^it it wa> large all must admit. That he 
left his imprint upon the people so as to influence for good tln-ir 
mental, moral anri material interests no one will deny. But Ids 
is not a single isolated case. The history of our New England 
towns, if truthfully vrritten, would bring to light many instances 
of heroic devotion to the interests of their peo|>le, by the clergy- 
men of the old school, which have had much to do in shaping and 
advancing our civilization, and in promoting the material interests 
of our common country. There has been a long procession of 
good old ministers, which ha^ ]:)assed by; but they left traces 
behind of the work accomplished. 

As a pieacher. Father Fisher's aim was chietly to instruct; 
being plain, practical and outspoken, never afraid to call any sin 
by the name given it in the Bible. He was not a great orator, no 
deep under current of emotion in his preaching bearing him on- 
ward, nor eflbrt for eflect ; but instead there was simplicity, sin- 
cerity, solemnity, and an evident desire to do good. His voice 
was pleasing and of great compass, and even in its lower tones 
was deep and full, (but having no ear for music his intonations 
were sometimes misplaced.) Had he concentrated his ettbrts tliey 
would have led him to achieve important results in what he under- 
took. By dift'usion of his talents there was loss. But as it was, 
he was a remtirkable man. And he lived and labored for the good 
of his fellowmen, in all simplicity and Christiau sincerity. 

''A man he was to all his country dear ; 

'^And passing rich with forty pounds a year; 

"•Remote from towns be ran his Godly race, 

"Nor e'er bad change, nor wished to change his place ; 

^'Unskillful be to fawn, or seek for power, 

"By doctrines fasliioned to the varying hour ; 

''For other aims bis heart bad learned to prize, 

'Olore bent to raise thj wretched than to rise. 

* ■* * 

* * * 

"And as a bird each fond endearment tries 
"To tempt its new-tledged offspring to the skies, 
"He tried eae-li art, reproved each dull dt-lay, 
"Allured to brigliter fields, and led the wa}'." 

230 Alhert L. Kelly and Webster Kell>j, of WlnUrport. 



Albert L. Kelly was 1)orD in Salisbury, X"ew Hani[)shire. His 
father, Hon. Israel W. Kelly, held various public stations, being 
successfully sheriff, judge, and United States niar>hal ; and his 
mother, the daui'hter ot Rev. Eliiah Fletcher, and a sister of the 
first wife of Daniel AVebster, was regarded as one of the most 
intellectual women the State has produced. Their home rd^ounded 
in hospitality. Among its frequent visitors were Ezekiel "Web- 
ster, the older brother of Daniel, Judge Richard Fletcher, Hon- 
Thomas AV. Thompson, with whom both the V^ebsters read law, 
and other distinguished men of the day. Surrounded ])y such 
influences, the early life of the subject of this memoir ^vas passed. 
He became much attached to the elder Webster, whose wise 
counsel and advice largely contributed to shape his futiu'e career. 

At the age of lifteen, young Kelly entered Dartmouth College, 
b^ing taken there by his friend Mr. Webster. He graduated in 
1821, his class numbering forty-tive members, of whom the last 
survivor was tlie Rev. William Clark, D.D., who died in 1887, 
at the ao;e of eiirhtv-eialit years. He took hi^h rank as a scholar, 
and his proticiency in Greek was long remembered by his con- 

Upon leaving college, he commenced the study of law with the 
Hon. Ste})hen Longfellow, of Portland, where he continued for 
three years ; then and ever afterwards enjoying the esteem and 
confidence of that eminent man. The intimacy which he formed 
with ]Mr. Longfellow'.^ tamily constituted a source of im[)roveraent 
and pleasure that he always delighted to refer to. During the 
last year of his residence in Portland, he received wh;it v\- as re- 
garded as a high honor for a young man, an invitation from the 
municipal authorities to deliver the Fourth of eJuly oration. The 
service wus performed in a manner that elicited the highest [)raise. 
"Mr. Kelly's oration," said the Portland Advertiser of July 12th, 

APcH L. .lu'Uv nyid W.lo'-fpr KeV>/. of Whuprport. 231 

1825, "has l)eon [)al»Jis]icd at the request of the Selectmen, and is 
for sale at the several book stores. It is a sensible, well written 
oration, abounding is just reflections and sound principles; and 
will be read with pleasure as well by those who heard it delivered, 
as In' others who h;ul not that opportunity." 

Soon after his admission to the bar, a desiral)le vacancy for a 
lawyer occured at Frankfort, b}' the death of Philo H. Wasldjurn, 
Esq., who had practiced there for several years, and ^.Ir. Kelly 
determined to avail himself of it. lie estaldished himself there 
in September, 1825. His predecessor had acted as ascent for 
Messrs. Israel Thornton, David Sears, and William Prescott, of 
Boston, residuary owners of that portion of the Waldo Patent 
known as "The Ten Proprietors' Land," and that important trust 
was also filled by ]\Ir. Kelly. His business soon became exten- 
sive, and he occupied a high position among his associates. A 
familiarity with the law of real estate, which in those days of 
possessory claims and uncertain boundaries formed an important 
branch of the })rofession, caused a wide demand upon him. 
About 1840, having obtained an interest in the lands under his 
management, he retired from practice and de\oted himself to his 
private estate. Fifteen years of activity had severely taxed his 
health, which had never been firm. In fact, from early manhood, 
his mental energy was superior to his physical strength. To one 
acquainted only with the former, who once expressed surprise 
that he had not entered political life, and established a reputation 
which could have l)een easily attained, Mr. Kelly replied that his 
constant infirmities precluded any exertion not a-bsolutelj^ required 
for the wants of those dependent upon him. But while these 
discouragements for many years restricted him to comparative 
seclusion, they did not destroy a lively interest in all that per- 
tained to the public welfare. A sense of duty occasionally 
impelled him to discuss local questions, in which his words were 
of weight and of intluence. He vvrote upon general subjects Um' 
the press, and gi'atified his fellow citizens with lectures l)efore the 
village lycMiu!. One of the latter, upon '*The InMuence of 
Mothers," was much admired, and received commendation from 
iiews])a})ers in which portions of it appeared. Whenever he 

e]2 Alhprf L, JvelJu awl Wehster Kdhj, of Winterport. \ 

Formerly a part of Frankfort. 

addressed the public, it ^\■lls with a [persuasive eloquence, a felicity ! 

of lauouao-e, aud a 2'race of gesture. His diction resembled that \ 

of Washino-ton Irving, whose works lie had so often read as to be \ 

able to quote whole passages of the Sketch-Book, from memory. j 

Decorus in dress, d'gnitied in deportment, he appeared alike at \ 

home and aliroad as a natural gentleman — an American Sir Charles i 

Gri)ndison. All his words and actions were conformed to the \ 

rules of good taste. Entirely independent of public opinion, he 1 

was perhrips exclusive ; but never assuming. An almost intuitive | 

and correct Judge of character, lie drew good men toward himself, | 

but the bad he would never tolerate. He was for sixty years a • 

prominent and much resj^ected citizen. < 

In the full possession of his mental faculties, ^Ir. Kelly died at ^ 

"Winterport,* on the eighteenth of August, 1(^85, being the day 
following the eighty-third anniversary of his l)irth. His ^vidow, 
a daughter of the late AValdo Pierce, Esq., of Frankfort, to whom 
he was married in 1829, and live children, survive him. f 

When Mr. Kelly relinquished legal business it was taken by his 
younger brother, Webster Kelly, Esq., who resided in Maine for 
nearly twenty y^ars. He was born at Salisbury, X. H., in 1804, 
and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1824. Opening tirst an 
office in Frankfort, he subsequently practiced in l^eifast and Ban- 
gor, removing from the latter place to Boston in 1851. He rose 
rapidly in his profession, and occupied a prominent position at 
the bars of Waldo and Penobscot counties, where he was highly 
regarded for his integrity and professional ability. "He \^as a 
man singularly modest in the estimation of his own power, which 
fact prevented his becoming more known to the public. It was 
only in the circle of his immediate friends and clients that he 
could be properly appreciated. They knew^ his purity of heart, 
his warm attachment and tidelity to those he regarded, his capac- 
ity and calm ability in advising and leading them through the 
intricate difijculties of business. He was a tine scholar, well read 
in his profession, and when aroused by the consciousness of the 
justice of an op})ressed clients' clainj, would address a jury in his 

BoherT Ilifchhorn, Jr.^ of Bangor. 233 

behalf with wonderfiil clearness, power and eloquence." ^Ir. 
Kelly died suddenly in Xew IIan]pshire, July 5, 1855, at the age 
of fifty-one, after successfully conducting an important case. He 
married Miss Lucilla S. Pierce, a sistei- of his brother's \vite, who 
with their childrer reside in Boston. A daughter of the latter, 
Grace Fletcher, is said to bear a striking resemblance to the wife 
of Daniel We])ster, for whom she was named. 

As it has been remarked the first wife of Mr. AVeb^ter and the 
mother of the brothers Kelly were sisters. The great statesman 
always manifested warm aHection for his nephews-in-law and their 
sister, Mrs. Ellen Kelly Pierce, wife of Charles H. Pierce, Esq., 
a well known lawyer of Winterport, where she resided from 18-]7 
until her death in 1883. During his Madne tour in 1835 he 
visited them at Frankfort, and for several d;\ys was the guest of 
Albert L. Kelly. A statement which Mr. Webster made on that 
occasion left an abiding impression on the mind of Mr. Kelly, and 
perhaps largely influenced him never to accept political office. 
One evening Mr. Wel)ster said, "Albert, do you have any concern 
with politics?" "No," replied he, "my time is wholly absorbed 
in my professional practice and private business." "I am glad 
to hear you say that," rejoined Mr. Webster, "and I advise you 
jot to. If I v/ere to live my life over again, I would have noth- 
ing to do with politics ; for however successful you nv^y be you 
will encounter a fire in front from your political enemies, and in 
the rear from your political friends." This language was the 
more remarkable, from the fact that Mr. Webster was then at the 
height of his fame as an orator and statesman. 


Robert Hitchborn Jr., came from Boston about 178(3. He was 
for many years one of the principal citizens and town officers of 
the town. He married Jane Thoms, of what is now Brew^er, 

Aug. 31, 1794, l)y Col. Jonathan Eddy. He died . His 

widow married David Hathorn, of Bangor, June, 1817. 

Her children, whose descendants now live in Penobscot and 
Piscataquis counties, were: 

i. KouKirr. b. June VA. 17'.'.j: d. young. 

ii. SUSANNA, b. Nov. 8, 1S04. 

iii. KoBEKT, b. Nov. 2;j, 180G; d. young. 

iv. KoBLKT, b. iSexjt. 2, 1SU7. 


Petition of lull ahit ants of Union Hiver, 1784. 


To the Ilonorahle the Senate and the Honorable House of Representatives 

of the Commonicealth of 3Iassachi(setts Bojj : 

The Humble Petition of a number of the luhabitants Settled on the 
Banks of Union River and thereabouts, Humbly Showeth that some of 
us have been Inhabitants for seventeen years and have laid out our all 
to Build ourselves hiouses and to clear and cultivate the land we now 
enjoy but being apprehensive from the great turn of affairs that have 
taken place in the State for which we sincerely eongratul.ite it that 
these lands may be granted Liwa\" to those that have jeoparded their 
lives in the field or to pay the great charge the State has been at and 
perhaps not knowing that there are any Inhabitants here which we are 
bold to say are as true friends to the present State and constitution as 
any in any part thereof. 

Though we have been obliged to bow to the power of Britain while 
we were under their noses or lose all that we had, as several of us have 
had our cattle drove off to the British Garrison fur not conforming to 
their orders in season. 

If it be consideied that this wilderness being partly settled will make 
the remainder more valuable to the State we hope the praser of this 
Petition will be granted, that we may be established in our present 
possessions, and we shall ever pray. 

U^-lo^- Rp.'EK, ^larch 26th, 1784. 

Edward Beal, 

Bejamin Joy, 
Joshua ]Maddocks, 
Samuel Joy, 
Benjamin Jellison, 
Nathaniel Jellison, 
J. Jellison, 
William Jellison, 
Elias Milliken, 
Melatiah Jordan. 
George Ilaslam, 
James Hopkins, 
John Tinker, 


Thos. Milliken, 
Josiah Garland, 
John Joy, 
Isaac Lord, 
James Davis, 
John Smith, 
Dominicus Beal, 
John Murch, 
Joseph Murch, 
Ebenezer Jordan, 
Joseph Morrison, 
James Treworgy, 
Natlianiel Jordan, 
Samuel Davis. 
Archives— Dr. J. F. Pratt.) 

The First Printer in Banqor. 


Peter Edes was the son of Benjamin and Martha Starr* Edes, 
of Boston, ]x)rn there Friday, Dec. 17, 1756. He learned the 
trade of })rinter of his father. He was a sohlier in the Revoln- 
tionary AVar, and was taken prisoner after the battle of Bunker 
Hill, and with thirty others confined one hundred and seven days. 
After the War he resumed his trade in Boston, then to Haverhill, 
then to ^S'ewport, R. L, then to Baltimore, ^laryland, and from 
thence to Fort Western, now Augusta, | in 1795, where he was 
the pioneer printer and newspaper publisher. Here he published 
the Kennehec Intelligencer wn\\\0'AohQ\\ 1800, when the name was 
changed to Kennebec Gazette^ that name being retained until Fel). 
1810, when it became the Herald of Lihertij, which name it re- 
tained until the removal of ^Ir. Edes from town in the autumn of 
1815, when it was discontinued. He was a high Federalist, and 
carried his zeal to a great extent. 

Removing to Bangor he took his type and press with him. 
They were moved l)y ]Mr. Ephraim Ballard with a team of six- 
oxen. The load weighed four tons, and had to bo taken acro.-s 
Kennebec Bridge, a part at a time, owing to the weakness of the 
Bridge. The journey to Bangor proved ditGcult and tedious, 
occupying the team three weeks going and coming. The expense 
of removal was $143. 

At Bangor he issued the first number of the Bangor WeeJchj 
Register, Xov. 25, 1815. This paper he pul)lished about two 
years, when after a short suspension he sold out to James Burton, 
Jr., in 1817, and the paper has been continued under other names 
until now its successor is the Bangor Whig and Courier. He 
was the pioneer printer and newspaper })uldisher in Bangor as 
well as in Augusta. 

He lived in a house now Number 9 Ohio Street. He went to 
Baltimore and lived with his son Benjamin, but returned to Ban- 
gor where he died. He was small in stature, wore small clothes, 
long stockings and knee buckles. He died [March 2^^, 1851, aged 

♦ Margaret Starr, mother of ^Martha Edes, died March 11. 1771, ag( d S4 years 10 
t History of Augusta, page 334. 

236 EarJif Settlers in Orrbigton^ Me. 

eiohty-three. Ho married Eli.sabeth Walker,* of Boston, Dec. 5, 
1781. She died of Cholera in Baltiniore Se[)t. 1, 1832, aged 
seventy-four. Children : 

i. Betsey, born in Boston Aui?. 31. 1782; married Ede Van Evour, of 

Augusta, Florida; she died there Oct. 10. 1821.. 
ii. Benjamin, b. Boston April 25, 1784; settled in Baltimore; m. Mary 

A. Cumiiiir, Oct. 25, 1809. He d. of Cholera Sept. 5. IS02. 
iii. Peter, b. do. Feb. 2fj. 178G; d. in Baltimore. Jan. 29. 1831. 
iv. ^Maktiia. b. Newport. \\. I.. Dec. 24. 17S7; d. in Banp;or. July 18, 1845. 
V. .Makia, b. Xewjjort. M. I., Aug. 30, 1780; m. Michael sar;^ent. of 

Bangor, Sei)t. 3, 1817. He was b. in Boscoweu, X. H., Oct. 16. 1785. 

Can.e to Bangor about 1810; d. here June 2. 1800. His -wile d. Got. 

1875. They had several children. 
vi. Richard ^^'ALKEK. b. Newport, R. F. March 3, 1792; d. in Haverhill, 

Mass.. Sept. 13. 1795. 
vii. Sakaii Khoi^es. b. Boston. May 20, 1795; m. Rev. Lot Rider, Jr., of 

Brewer and Monson. Aug. 9. 1825; he d. October, 1825, aged 27; she 

d. in \Vinter|)ort in 1882. 
vili. RiciiAiiD Walker, b. in Augusta, July 14, 1797; settled in Savauiiali, 

Ga., and d. at St. Augustine. Florida. 1821. lie \\\. Sarah T. Davis, 

June G. 1820. r-lie d. in Baltimore, Sept. 10. 1831. aged 20. 
ix. ilAiiY Ruth Lee. b. Hallowell or Augusta, Aug. 1. 1799; m. Aratns 

31. Gibbon, of Baltimore, Oct. 28, 1S23. He d. tliere Mav 2, 1825. 

aged 27; she d. July 21, 1825. 


{Continued J'ro7?z pag-e 2i(^.) 

Heber Eldhidge, from Chatham, Mass., born February, 1760, 

nioved to Vinal Haven, then Orrington, about 1799 : married 

Molly Smith ;she born at Chatham, March 2o, 1762; she was a 

sister of Ileman and John, of Orrington. He had some reputation 

as Poet, (children : 

i. Edmund, b. Chatham, Jan. 28. 1784; married. 

ii. Tolly, b. do., March 24, 1786; m. John Eatnes, of Castine; pub. in 0. 

May. 1S09. 
iii. Deliverance, b. do., March IS. 1791. 
iv. Alexander, b. do., Aug. 3, 1793. 
V. Miriam, b. Vinal Haven, Apr. 27, 179G. 
vl. Mehktable. b. do. April 14. 179s; d. Oct. 14, 1814. 
vii. Ensign, b. Orrington, Aug. IS, ISOO. 

Paul Sears Eldridge, of Orrington when he married Mary 
Page, of Township Xo. One, Nov. )j, 1791; moved to Bucksport; 
has descendants there. . . 

* Her mother, whose name was Mrs. EH.suboth Walker, of Dodtuu, JiuJ Oct. 29, lT9;j. 

Early Settlers in Orrington^ Me. 237 

Simeon Foa7LEII, from Westerly, R. I., about 1771, born there 
Feb. 4, 1745. He ^vas a petitiooer to the General Court for land in 
1783, and a grantee in 178G. His lot was above the Ferry. He 
was the first Treasurer of the County of Hancock ; Justice of the 
Peace, and often Town officer. He removed his family to the 
westward during the Revolutionary War but returned immedi- 
ately after Peace was declared. He was agent for Massachusetts 
relating to lands and settlers in the town. He was a man of stern 
integrity, benevolent and kind to all, and had the respect of all. 
He died 4pril 26, 1833; he married, in Orrington, Rachel Doane, 
March 11, 1772; she was a sister of Ephraim Doane, Sen., and 
was born in Chatham, Mass., Feb. 11, 1756; died June 13, 1813. 
Children all born in Orrington except Retrieve ; 

i. Maky. b. Dec. 2.3, 1774: m. Howes Mayo, of Hampden. Sept. 11, 1704; 

il. Hannah, b. Xov. 12, 1776; m. Joseph ilaker, of Orriiigtoa, iSept. 15, 

iii. JaETIvIEVE. b. on the way to or from Orrington daring the time w'een 
the family fled westward. March 5, 1779 ; lived in Orriagtou: bed. 
, aged over SO years; he m. first, Tamosin Eldridge. of Bucks- 
port. Nov. 20, 1S06; she d. and he n\. second Widow "Abigail Long 
(of Ebenezer), Dec. 10, ISOS. After his death she m. again William 
Kider, of lloklen; children of Retrieve Fowiei* were: 

1. Elisha T., of Orrington; m. — Baker, and second — Eider. 

2. Enoch Mndge, Methodist minister, m. twice. 

3. Perry, m. twice. 

iv. Eachel. b. July 27, 17S2; m. Isaac Peirce, of Orrington, Oct. 9, 1300; 

he d. in Bangor. Jan. 4, 1863; she d. Oct. 27, 1865; children. 
V. Dorcas, b. June 17, 17S5; m. Isaac Perry, of Orrington, March 29, 

1804; three cliildren; he d. April 10. ISbS. and she m. second Aaron 

Woodbury. 1813, by her father. Woodbury was one of the Urst 

settlers at North Lincoln. 
vi. Simeon, b. Dec. 28. 1787; lived in Orrington; d. July 23, 1S83 ; m. 

Melinda Goodale. "of Oakham, Mass..'' Oct. 21, 1813. Children : 

1. ^Lary, m. Wm. Chapin; she d. 1S5S. 

2. David, m. Amelia Merrill. 

3. Simeon E.. m. Elisabeth T. P»rooks. 

4. Ezekiel Xewion, m. Caroline S. Brooks. 

5. Azubah, m. Capt. George Brown, of Orrington. 

6. Ephraim Goodale, m. Emma Littletield. 

7. Prudi-nee Goodale, m. Win. Vates Loud. 

8. Enocli Lincoln, m. Mary Adams; resides in Brewer. 

9. Julia E., m. Page.*^ 

10. H<jnry, went to Caiuula. and m. there, 
vii. Sakah, b. >Lay 4, 1790: d. 1793. 
viii. Eliza, b. MarLh 7, 1793; d. Julv 19. 1S15. 
ix. SAKAn. b. June 9, 1794 ; d. May' 1797. 

Major Timothy George, from Wrentham, Mass., son of 
Thomas and Hannah, born Feb. 20, 1777. At East Orrington, 
July, 182>;, where he died July 31, 1851. He married Betsey 
oapron, of Cumberland, R. I., 1804 ; she died May 5, 1828, aged 

238 Early Settlers in Orrington, 3Ie. 

44. He iiiarried second Nellie Saunders, of Warren, R. I., June, 

1829 ; she died Nov. 6, 1S42, in lier 59th year. Children all born 

in Wrentham, Mass. : 

i. F^NiSY, b. ]\lnrch 11. ISOS; m. Josepli B. Gerould, of \VrentbaL7i, ]Mass. 

April 15. 1S26: six cliildren. 
ii. CiiAKLO'iTE, b. 1810; m. Paul Draper, of Attleboro, Mass. 
iii. W.VKKEN, b. 1812; of On-iugton : d. Nov. 17, ISGS; m. Louisa Tales. 

of ^^'rentba^] ; ^viie d. Xov. G, 1SG2, aged 52 years 6 mos. ; seven 

iv. Julia, b. 1813. m. Wm. L. Cheever, of Wrentham. 
V. Seth. b. F' i. 20, 1S17; m. Mehetable Iliggiiis. of Orrington. Has 

six cbildreii. 
vi. Thomas, b. June 2P, 1S19, of East Orrington; Deacon; twice m.; 

several children. 
vii. William, b. May, 1S25; m. CLara Phillips, of Orrington. 
viii. Ellen, b. April 23. 182S; m. Harvey ]M. tfmitli, of Orrington. 
ix. Makia, b. ; d. July 19, 1837, aged 19 years 11 mos. 

Capt. James Ginn, early settler, petitioner for land 1783, 

grantee 1786, Revolutionary soldier, Clerk for New Worcester 

Plantation, prior to incorporation of the Town, In 1785 he had 

in his family, three men, two women and ten children ; Treasurer 

1789; removed to Bucksport, where he probably died April, 1818, 

aged 71. He married Anna Riggs, of Gloucester, Mass. 

i. Abraham, of Orland. 
ii. Anna, m. Josiah Brewer. 
iii. James, unmarried. 

iv. Daniel, m. Odom. 

V. Joshua, m. Page, of Bucksport. 

vi. Same'el, m. Odom. sister of Daniel's wife. 

vii. \NiLLiAM KiGGS. m. ••Kirty" Stewart; he d. in Bucksport, April 28, 

1868, aged 82 years 3 mos.; v.'ife Kirty. d. April 3, 1S45, aged 54; 

wife Joanna Paine, d. June 30, iSGo, aged 08. 

viii. Polly, m. Paiker. 

ix. PELiA?m. Parker. ' 

X. Susan, m. Keyes. 

xi. Margaret? unmarried. 

Natha:^iel Gould, in Orrington eaily, perhaps removed to 

Gleuburn ; married first Ruhama Bickford ; she died June 29, 

1803 ; mariied second Abigail or Rebecca Harding, daughter of 

Josiah, published Aug. 6, 1803? Children: 

i. Hannah, b. July 22, 1771 ; m. Wm, Potter, of Bangor, April 12. 1795. 

ii. ABIGAIL, b. July 17. 1773; m. John Swan, of Hampden. May 22. 1794. 

iii. PHLBE. b. Oct. 7, 1774; m. Asahel Skinner, of Ohio Plantation; Pub- 
lished Jan. 27. 1798. 

iv. Betsey, b. Sept. G. 3776; m. Jere Swett. 1794. 

V. PuHAMA. b. Oct. 12, 1780.m. Jonathan Vickerv, of Hampden ; Published 
April 26, 1800. 

vi. Polly, b. Dec. 2. 1781. 

vii. DOLCAS. b. .Ian. 27. 1784; m. Pliincas Downes, pub. April 20. 1805. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. Julv 20, 1785; m. iiebccca, daughter of Joseph Hard- 
ing, Sept. 6, 1807. 

ix. Benjamin, b. March IG, 1789. 

Early Settlers in Orrington^ Me. 239 

Solomon Howes, of Orrington, removed to Bucksport; de 
scendants there and Winterport. 

Amasa Howes, brother of Solomon, wife Sally ; she was 

a member of Iilethodist church, Backspoit, 1819. Children born- 

in Orrington : 

i. William, b. Sent. 24. 1S05. 
ii. Louisa A., b. July IG, 1S07. 

Solomon Swett Hinckley, of Orrington, died there ; married 
Jerusha Holbrook, of Frankfort, Oct. 30, 1799; she married 
second Fvev. Enoch kludge, of Orrington, Nov. 29, 1797. She 
administered on Hinckley estate, April 9, 179S. Appraisal ^'2bS. 
She died in Lynn. 

Jeremiah P. Hinkley, of Orrington. married Mrs. Jenny 
Rollins, published there April 19, 1S06. 

Joseph Harding, from Welliieet, Mass. In Orrington with 

wife and four children in 1785. Wife probably Abigail Deane ; 

she married second, Zenas Smith, of Orrington, Mar. 1, 1807. 

Children, probably not in order : 
i. Joseph, d. in ^Velltlcet. Mass. 
ii. Akciielaus, of Orrington; m. and bad family. 
iii. Rebecca, m. Xath. Gould, Jr., Sept. 6, 1SG7. " 
iv. iSiMEON. m. 
V. Phebe, m. Jobn Smith. 
vi. KoxANA, m. Doane Badershall. 
vii. Xaomi? m. Jonn Crowell. 
viii. Jesse? m. Abigail, daughter of Jesse Atwood; she b. July 5, 1790. 

Richard Hoben, from Frankfort Marsh, of Irish descent ; 

married first Veazie ; married second Elisabeth, daughter of 

John Holyoke, of Brewer; she born March 7, 1781. Children: 
John, Richard, Eliza, Mary, Julia, Catherine and Samuel. 

Prince Higgins, from Cape Cod ; married Keziah Freeman. 

Came early to Orriugton.* Children: 
i. Mehetable, b. July IG, 176S. 
ii. Peggy, b. July 25, 1770. 
iii. Prince, b. Jan. 19, 1777: d. Nov. 1. 1777. 

iv. Piiiuce, b. Dec. 15. 1778; m. Kuth . 

V. IVAO.UI, b. May 2. 17S1; m. Samuel Freeman. 
vL. ADA, b. June 10, 17^3. 
vii. JosiAH. b. June IG, 17S5. 
viii. Samuel, b. Dec. 12, 17S7. 

ix. Debouah, b. Oct. 9, 1700; m. William Woodman, of Frankfort; pub. 
June 22, ISU. 

[to be continued.] 

* ilrs. Ifi.zKins died in r^lT.— 60 Brewer Church Kecard. Keziuh Higgins, murried 
Johu VVooduKin, of Frankfort, May 29, 1?J6. 

240 Wentivorth Family, of Orrivgion. 



Moses Wentworth \vas the son of Thomas Wcntworth, of 
Somers worth, N. H., l^orn Nov. 8, 1740. They were both in the 
, French and Indian wars, and in the E:xpedition against Canada, 
in whicli the father died, Oct. 7, 1758. Moses AYentv^orth came 
to Orrington in 1772 and hoiight out Col. Edward iNloor, and was 
probably one of the first permanent settlers in what is now 
Orrington. He lirst settled on what is nov/ called Ryder's Point 
on lot Xo. 4. He soon after built a house and barn and ])lanted 
an ap})le orchard of about an acre on the first considerable emi- 
nence "West of the point on lot Xo. 5, which lot contained 275 
acres. The old cellar where the house stood until his death, may 
still be seen. The barn, which is large and of ^ery heavy timber, 
was built in 1783, the year in which his son John was bom, and 
is now in fair condition. Quite a number of the original a^^ple 
trees are yet alive, and several more than six and one-half feet 
each in circumference and number more than a hundred rings of 
annual growth. 

This place with about t\venty-tive acres of land was bought by 
E. AMieelden, Jr., in 1824, and is now occupied by his son Ches- 
ter. INIoses Wentworth lived here during the Revolution, provid- 
ing for a dependent family, and rendering such service for his 
country as 0})portunity permitted. 

Plis father and grandfather, and probably he himself owned and 
operated mills on the Salmon Falls River, and soon after his com- 
ing here he built a saw mill and a grist mill on the stream called 
Mill Creek which runs the entire length of lot Xo. 4. 

He owned land in Frankfort which he deeded, in 171)0, to 
Timothy Lombard and others, describing it as his salt marsh and 
thatch-bed. He also owned lot X'^o. 1, in Orrington, whicli ho 
sold to Thos. Ladd, Aug. IG, 1S08, reserving his fre>h meadow 
of about ten acres. These afforded hay for his stock until he 
cleared his land. 

We7if7vorth Fowibj, of Orrrngfon, 241 

He died Mar. 2, 1812, and the warrant for the appraisal of his 
estate was issued Mar. 24, directed to Timothy Freeman, Eph'm 
Goodale and James Stubbs, and was returned to Court June 13, 
1812, by Ephraim Wentworth, the administrator, with the fol- 
lowing Inventory : 

Homestead, 183 acres, S7.00 per acre, $1,281 00 

Dwelling House .$300, Barn $90, 390 00 

Fish House Sl'.OO, Smoke House §5.00, 15 00 

One Pew $36.00, 11 acres meadow $88.00, 124 00 

20 acres Wood land SG.OO per acre, 120 00 

One-half Saw Mill $300, one-half Grist Mill $325, 625 00 

Amount of Personal property, 242 74 

$2,797 74 
His estate was divided between his widow and children. He 
married first Judith Grant. She died July, 1782. He married 
second Elisabeth (Swett) Smith, widow of Simeon Smith, of 
Orrington, February, 1783 ; she died ^^ovember, 1823 ; children, 
the first nine by first wife : 

i. William, b Somerswoith,May 18.1703; lived in Frankfort and Castine, 
1700, and finally in Perr\', Me. He in. Patty Calf, of Biicksport, 
Aug. 6, 17S9, publis-hed in Orrington, June 14; she was b. in what is 
now Castine. Oct. 29. 1771; they liad many children whose descen- 
dants are numerous In Maine and New Brunswick. 

iii. GiiANT. b. 8 Sept., 1708; ui. 1790. Lucy Woodman, of York. He was 
lo>t at sea 1795 ; their only child, John Woodman Wentwortii lived 
and died in Orrington, where he left a numerous family. He served 
in tlie navy in the war of 1812 and his six sons and one son in law 
seived in the vv-ar of the rebell; mi. 

iy. Joshua, b. 10 June. 1770; m. 4 April, 1793. Betsey Woodman, of York ; 
they had eight children and his descendants live in Orrington and 
neighboring tov.-i!S. 

V. Mary, b. in Orrington, IS Dec. 1774: m. 25 Oct.. 1793. Capt. Jonathan 
Barnes, of Orrirrgton. where they lived and died; they had six chil- 
dren; their descendants live in Orrington and in MassachuSv'tts. 

vi. MOSKS. b. Orrington, 7 Jan. 1776; went to Franklin when quite young, 
where he m. 19 Dec 1799. Sarah S. Hooper, of that town ; tliey had 
twelve children and their numerous descendants live in eastern 
Maine and Ma=s. 

vii. Judith, 1). 17 Feb.. 1777; m. Aug.. 1797, Spmuel Veazie. of Orrington ; 
they had four children ; three died unmarried and one has descen- 
dants in Brewer and Bangor. 

viii. jEiiE.MiAH, b. 18 Oct.. 1779; went to sea wlien 5'oung and died. 

ix. Ei'iiMAiM. b. July. 1781 : m. 10 .March. 1803. Hannah, dan. of Barzil- 
las and Polly Pich. of Orrington. She was b. June 10. 1788; d. a 
widow, Feb.' 9. 1859. The children were: Hetsev Hopkins, b. July 
1, 1804; Hannah, b. July IS. 1800; P(dly, b. Xov. 18. 1810; Ephraim, 
b. Nov. 13, 1810; Jeremiah Kich, b. Jan. 10 (10) 1813; barah Jane, 

242 PreJiistorie Mauie. 

b. Jan. 10 (IG). 1S15; Judith, May 20. 1S17. Two grandsons. Gen. 
Edward W. IJincks and Col. Elisha A. llincks, served in the late 
war of the liebellion. 

X. Jonx, by second wife, b, Xov. n. 17S3; lived in Orringtoii; m. 
Hannah, daii, of Capt. Barnabas Young", of Welllieet, Feb. "26, 1S06. 
He bouglit fifty acres of land of liis father, April 1, ISOO, upon which 
he settled, and on which he lived and d. July 4, 1856. They had 
nine cl.ildren — six lived to have faniiiies. The family live in 'East- 
ern Maine, in Mass., Illinois and Kansas. 

xi. Elisabeth, b, Xov. 3. 1785; m. X^v. 5, 1S05, Amariah Rogers, of 
Orrington. They had one son and live daughters, all having families 
in Orrington. 

xii. Sally, b." Sept. 14, 17S7; m. March 17, 1S06, Kenben Freeman, of 
j->ucksport. They had tliree sons who all had families. 


At a meeting of the Maine Historical Society held Feb. 9, 1888 
Joseph Williamson, Esq., of Belfast, read an interesting paper on 
Prehistoric ]\[aine. Mr. IVilliamson 

"Referred to the mysterious vestiges of a now extinct race which are 
to he foimd in the West and South. Nor are the remains of antiquity 
confined to the more remote parts of our country. Not only in Con- 
necticut nnd Rhode Island are they found, but in different parts of our 
own State they abound. 

That America has been visited from the North has long been a matter 
of dispute. Recent researches, if they have not converted this theory 
into fact, have at least excluded all other theories. Dr. Belknap was 
one of the first to venture on this ground. Irving expresses himself 
with great distrust in regard to the theory that Northmen discovered 
America. Edward Everett regarded the tradition as fouuded on fact, 
while the great traveller, Humboldt, was inclined to believe that long 
before Columbus saw the land of the West it was visited and for a time 
inhabited by Northmen. The Northmen were descendants of the Scan- 
dinavians and men by no means illiterate. At an early period they had 
a written language. At Proufs Neck some two years since a copper 
chain was found with some human bones. The town of Northport con- 
tains the outline of what is supposed to be a prehistoric road ; Deer 
Island shows the remains of a stone causeway which cannot be 
accounted for and there are strauge iDSCriptious on the rocks at 2>iouhe- 
gan. Mr. Williamson said that he thought the coast of Maine nu]st 
have been vi:>ited by the Northmen." 

War of 1812. Letter from Doctor Oliver Wendell Holmes. 2-13 

THE WAR OF 1812. 

The documents printed herein vrere found among the papers of 
Lieut. Henry Butteriicld, one of the first settlers of Wilton, IMe. 

'•Fakmington, Sept. 26, 1814. 
Company Orders : 

Lieut. HeDrv ButterfieJd vrith the detacbment under bis command will 
proceed with all coDvenient dispatch to Wiscasset ; report himself to 
Capt. Ranlet, and receive and obey his orders. 


Capt. of Mass. Artillery." 

"We the uodersigned hereby acknowledge to have received of Lieut. 
Henry Butterfield, our pay for services at Edgeeomb in 1814. 

Dec. 12, 1814. 

Nathan Pinkham, 
Edward Bartlett,' 
Moses Chandler, Jr., 
Joseph Butterfield, 
Benj. Butler, Jr., 
John Dodge, 
"VYm. Butler, 
Samuel Smith, 
Nicholas Winslow, 
Wm. Talcott, 
Solomon Adams, Jr., 























Joseph Blake, 816 73 
Benj. Wetheren, 15 06 

Moses S. Butler, 15 06 
Guy Green, 17 40 

George Morton, 16 73 

Nath. W. Gould, 16 73 

Daniel S. Coney, 15 OG 

Leonard Merry, Jr., 15 73 

Flavel Bartlelt, 15 06 
Zebulon Norton, 15 33 

Ephraira Norton, Jr., 16 06" 
.(Dearborn G. Bean, of E. Vvllton ) 

OCTOBER, 1852.* 

Mr. J. W. Porter, 
"Dear Sir: 
My terms for a lecture where I stay over night are these : Fifteen 
dollars and my expenses ; a room with a fire in it in a public house, and 
a mattress to sleep on, not a feather bed. As you write in your indi- 
vidual capacity I tell you at once all nry habitual exigencies. I am^ 
afraid to sleep in a cold room, I can't sleep on a feather bed, I will not 
go to private houses, and I have figured on the sum mentioned as what 
it is worth to me to go away for the night to places that can not pay 
more. Yours Trulv, 

d. W. Holmes." 

* The Editor of this Magazine was chairman of a committee to procure 
lecturers in a course, and this letter was in answer to one written to Dr. Holmes. 



Corrections and Additions. 


Vol. 3, page 92, for "Charles J. Lawton" read Christopher J. Lawton. 
" '• 200, for ''Kelly" read Kilby. 
'• " 206, for ''SaDDetr" read Gannett. 

" " 233, Names of persons on Donald Ross' account book 
omitted from Index. 

Vol. 4, page 7, Abigail Mason Cobl), born May IG, 1<819. 

" 8, Samuel C. Cobb, married Aureiia L. Beattie. 
'' 34, for "Thomas Scott" read Moses Swett. 
" 35, John Marsh, born 1751. 
" 71, for "Bresby" read Beverly. 
" 72, Sylvanus Jordan, born May 30, 179G. 
'' 99, Thomas S. Harlow, graduated at BoTy-doin College, 
1836. Attorney at law, office in Boston ; resides in Medford, Mass. 
He married Miss Lucy J. Hall, of Medford, 1843. 

Vol. 4, page 103, Elihu Dole; Phineas Downes ; Doane Badershall. 
114, for 'U8th of October" read 28th of October. 
123, for "-Dr. David Skinner" read Dr. David Shepherd. 
IGO, Zadock Ilersey died Jan. 13, 1850.